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A characterization of dictatorial social choice correspondences with continuous preferences

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  • Yao, Haixiang
  • Yi, Jianxin

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In this paper, under the assumption that all preferences are continuous and have unique top-ranked alternatives, we establish the equivalence between strict monotonicity and dictatorship for social choice correspondences.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 55 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 299-304

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:55:y:2008:i:3:p:299-304

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