Computation and Bribery of Voting Power in Delegative Simple Games.

Gianlorenzo D'Angelo, Esmaeil Delfaraz, Hugo Gilbert
AAMAS 2022

Abstract : Following Zhang and Grossi (AAAI 2021), we study in more depth a variant of weighted voting games in which agents' weights are induced by a transitive support structure. This class of simple games is notably well suited to study the relative importance of agents in the liquid democracy framework. We first propose a pseudo-polynomial time algorithm to compute the Banzhaf and Shapley-Shubik indices for this class of game. Then, we study a bribery problem, in which one tries to maximize/minimize the voting power/weight of a given agent by changing the support structure under a budget constraint. We show that these problems are computationally hard and provide several parameterized complexity results.