By: Nuno Araújo
From: ETH Zuerich
At: Complexo Interdisciplinar, B1-01
The process of opinion formation poses interesting challenges for both the political science and statistical physics. The identication of the main mechanisms within this process, as well as understanding their overall impact, brings more insight for the interpretation of the electoral results. In this seminar we introduce an agent based model to study the polls impact in plurality elections. Specifically, we consider the influence of polls on the mechanism of tactical voting. We discuss the model in the context of mayor elections in Brazil, for different number of candidates, and compare the polls impact in different countries: United States, Canada, and Brazil.