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On Preference, Freedom and Diversity

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  • Vito Peragine

    (University of Bari)

  • Antonio Romero-Medina

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    (University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain))

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We study the problem of ranking sets of options in terms of freedom of choice. We propose a framework in which both the diversity of the options and the preferences of the agent over the options do play a role. We formulate some axioms that reflect these two aspects of freedom and we study their logical implications. Two diifferent criteria for ranking sets are characterized, which generalize some of the rankings proposed so far in the literature

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Paper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Metodi Matematici - Università di Bari in its series series with number 0003.

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Date of creation: Nov 2001
Date of revision: Nov 2001
Handle: RePEc:bai:series:wp0003

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Keywords: Ranking Sets; Freedom of Choice; Diversity relations;

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  1. Bossert, W. & Pattanaik, P.K. & Xu, Y., 2001. "The Measurement of Diversity," Cahiers de recherche 2001-17, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
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  1. Marcello Basili & Stefano Vannucci, 2013. "Diversity as width," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 40(3), pages 913-936, March.
  2. Ricardo Arlegi, 2005. "Freedom Of Choice And Conflict Resolution," Documentos de Trabajo - Lan Gaiak Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra 0502, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra.

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