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Weighted Voting Procedure having a Unique Blocker

Bhattacherjee, Sanjay, Sarkar, Palash (2021) Weighted Voting Procedure having a Unique Blocker. International Journal of Game Theory, . ISSN 0020-7276. E-ISSN 1432-1270. (doi:10.1007/s00182-020-00751-z) (KAR id:83677)

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Abstract

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council of India has a non-conventional weighted voting procedure having a primary player who is a blocker and a set of secondary players. The voting weights are not fixed and are determined based on the subset of players which participate in the voting. We introduce the notion of voting schema to formally model such a voting procedure. Individual voting games arise from a voting schema depending on the subset of secondary players who participate in the voting. We make a detailed formal study of the trade-off between the minimal sizes of winning and blocking coalitions in the voting games that can arise from a voting schema. Finally, the GST voting procedure is assessed using the theoretical results leading to suggestions for improvement.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s00182-020-00751-z
Uncontrolled keywords: Goods and Services Tax (GST); GST Council; voting schema; weighted majority voting games; winning and blocking coalition; blocking power
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
University-wide institutes > Institute of Cyber Security for Society
Depositing User: Sanjay Bhattacherjee
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2020 20:28 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 20:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83677 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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Bhattacherjee, Sanjay.

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