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Oligarchies in spatial environments

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  • Ehlers, Lars
  • Storcken, Ton

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In spatial environments we consider social welfare functions satisfying Arrow's requirements, i.e. weak Pareto and independence of irrelevant alternatives. Individual preferences measure distances between alternatives according to the lp-norm (for a fixed 1

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 45 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (March)
Pages: 250-256

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:45:y:2009:i:3-4:p:250-256

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Keywords: Oligarchies Spatial environments;

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  1. Michel Le Breton & John A. Weymark, 2000. "Social Choice with Analytic Preferences," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0023, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics, revised Mar 2001.
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