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-- www.svenRes.com -- Sven Resnjanskij currently works at the Center of the Economics of Education, at ifo Institute. and LMU Munich. Sven does research in Development Economics, Microeconomics and Behavioural Economics, and Human Capital. Their most recent publication is 'In Search of Economic Rationality : Puzzles Related to Saving, Voting, and the Opportunity Costs of Time'.
One concern about direct democracy is that citizens may not be sufficiently competent to decide about complex policies. This may lead to exaggerated conservatism in the voting decision (status quo bias). To investigate how complexity affects individual voting behavior, we develop a novel measure of proposition complexity (using official pre-referen...