Approximation and Hardness of Shift-Bribery

  • Piotr Faliszewski AGH Krakow
  • Pasin Manurangsi University of California, Berkeley
  • Krzysztof Sornat University of Wrocław


In the SHIFT-BRIBERY problem we are given an election, a preferred candidate, and the costs of shifting this preferred candidate up the voters’ preference orders. The goal is to find such a set of shifts that ensures that the preferred candidate wins the election. We give the first polynomial-time approximation scheme for the case of positional scoring rules, and for the Copeland rule we show strong inapproximability results.

AAAI Technical Track: Game Theory and Economic Paradigms