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Optimal collective dichotomous choice under quota constraints

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  • Ruth Ben-Yashar

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    (Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat Gan, ISRAEL)

  • Sarit Kraus

    (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University,52900 Ramat Gan, ISRAEL)

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    This paper presents optimal collective dichotomous choices under quota constraints. We focus on committees that have to decide whether to accept or reject a set of projects under quota constraints. We provide a method for optimal ranking of projects which is suitable for solving this problem. The main result generalizes a number of earlier results in the subject. To outline the applicability of our method, we demonstrate its usage in the area of information filtering.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 839-852

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:19:y:2002:i:4:p:839-852

    Note: Received: February 14, 2000; revised version: January 19, 2001
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    Keywords: Decision-making; Committees; Optimal ranking; Quota.;

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    Cited by:
    1. Ruth Ben-Yashar & Winston Koh & Shmuel Nitzan, 2012. "Is specialization desirable in committee decision making?," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 72(3), pages 341-357, March.
    2. Ruth Ben-Yashar & Shmuel Nitzan, 2014. "On the significance of the prior of a correct decision in committees," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 76(3), pages 317-327, March.
    3. Ruth Ben-Yashar & Leif Danziger, 2011. "Symmetric and Asymmetric Committees," CESifo Working Paper Series 3501, CESifo Group Munich.
    4. Ruth Ben-Yashar & Igal Milchtaich, 2003. "First and Second Best Voting Rules in Committees," Working Papers 2003-08, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.

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