Do we agree? Measuring the cohesiveness of preferences
AbstractIn this paper, we suggest new ways of how to measure the similarity of preferences in a group of individuals. For simplicity, we refer to this as the cohesiveness (of preferences). We propose axioms a cohesiveness measure should satisfy and show that these properties fully characterize a family of measures. According to it, the similarities between each pair of objects in a preference profile -calculated as the proportion margin by which one objects wins against the other in a pairwise comparison- are aggregated by a weighted mean. The weight of each pair of objects depends on their importance at the social level
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- NEP-ALL-2010-10-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2010-10-09 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-GTH-2010-10-09 (Game Theory)
- NEP-POL-2010-10-09 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-UPT-2010-10-09 (Utility Models & Prospect Theory)
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