Radical Democracy

Research papers

  • Quadratic Voting and the Public Good by Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl. A late 2016 survey of the literature on QV.
  • Quadratic Voting by Steven P. Lalley and E. Glen Weyl. This is the original paper that proposed QV.
  • Democracy Squared by Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl. A detailed argument for QV with real money in democratic politics.
  • The Robustness of Quadratic Voting by E. Glen Weyl. A mathematical analysis, based on approximation arguments, of the robustness of QV to collusion, imperfect rationality, various voter motivations and richer information structures.
  • Nash Equilibria for Quadratic Voting by Steven P. Lalley and E. Glen Weyl. The first fully rigorous game theoretic analysis of QV, proving optimality in large populations.
  • Quadratic Voting as Efficient Corporate Governance by Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl. The first published proposal of QV, with an application to corporate governance.
  • One Man, One Vote Bid by Jacob Goeree and Jingjing Zhang. The first laboratory experimental study of QV, indicating it dramatically out performs one-person-one-vote along many dimensions.
  • Quadratic Voting in the Wild by David Quarfoot, Douglas von Kohorn, Kevin Slavin, Rory Sutherland, David Goldstein and Ellen Konar. The first large-scale field test of QV for political polling, indicating that it elicits intensity of preference more accurately than the Likert scale.
  • Quadratic Election Law by Eric A. Posner and Nicholas Stephanopoulos. A detailed analysis of the relationship of QV to American election and constitutional law.
  • Towards Secure Quadratic Voting by Sunoo Park and Ronald L. Rivest. Cryptographic protocols for implementing in-person and online QV securely and verifiably.
  • Quadratic Voting as an Input to Cost-Benefit Analysis by Jonathan S. Masur. How QV can be used for cost-benefit analysis, particularly as a substitute for contingent valuation.