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Monotonic incompatibility between electing and ranking

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  • Balinski, Michel
  • Jennings, Andrew
  • Laraki, Rida

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Borda proposed to assign points to each of m candidates. Condorcet proposed to assign points to each of m! rankings of candidates. One is appropriate for electing, the other for ranking. They satisfy different types of monotonicity that are incompatible.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 145-147

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:2:p:145-147

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Keywords: Borda Condorcet Incompatibility Electing Ranking;

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  1. Smith, John H, 1973. "Aggregation of Preferences with Variable Electorate," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 41(6), pages 1027-41, November.
  2. Muller, Eitan & Satterthwaite, Mark A., 1977. "The equivalence of strong positive association and strategy-proofness," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 412-418, April.
  3. Maskin, Eric, 1999. "Nash Equilibrium and Welfare Optimality," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(1), pages 23-38, January.
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Cited by:
  1. Roy, Sunanda & Wu, Kuan Chuen & Chandra, Abhijit, 2014. "Uncovering the "Will of the People": Heterogeneity and Polarization within electorates," Staff General Research Papers 37330, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  2. Abhijit Chandra & Sunanda Roy, 2013. "On removing Condorcet effects from pairwise election tallies," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 40(4), pages 1143-1158, April.
  3. Michel Balinski & Rida Laraki, 2010. "Judge:Don't Vote!," Working Papers hal-00536968, HAL.

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