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Non-Manipulable Partitioning


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    (Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics, UK; J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)


    (Departamento de Análisis Económico, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)


    (J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)


Consider the following social choice problem. A group of individuals seek to classify the elements of X as belonging in one of two sets. The individuals may disagree as to how the elements of X should be classified, and so an aggregation rule is applied to determine a compromise outcome. We require that the social classification should not be imposed, nor should it be manipulable. We prove that the only aggregation rules satisfying these properties are dictatorships.

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Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal New Mathematics and Natural Computation.

Volume (Year): 08 (2012)
Issue (Month): 02 ()
Pages: 273-282

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Handle: RePEc:wsi:nmncxx:v:08:y:2012:i:02:p:273-282

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Keywords: Partitions; aggregation; non-manipulation; D71;

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  1. Debasis Mishra & Souvik Roy, 2011. "Strategy-proof partitioning," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 11-06, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.


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