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An extension of a theorem on the aggregation of separable preferences

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  • Laurent Vidu

    (C.R.E.M.E., UniversitÊ de Caen, Esplanade de la Paix, F-14032 Caen Cedex, France)

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An Excess-Voting Function relative to a profile assigns to each pair of alternatives (x,y), the number of voters who prefer x to y minus the number of voters who prefer y to x. It is shown that any non-binary separable Excess-Voting Function can be achieved from a preferences profile when individuals are endowed with separable preferences. This result is an extension of Hollard and Le Breton (1996).

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

Volume (Year): 16 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 159-167

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Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:16:y:1999:i:1:p:159-167

Note: Received: 16 December 1996 / Accepted: 8 October 1997
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