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Aggregation of incomplete ordinal preferences with approximate interpersonal comparisons

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  • Pivato, Marcus

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We develop a model of preference aggregation where people's psychological characteristics are mutable (hence, potential objects of individual or social choice), their preferences may be incomplete, and approximate interpersonal comparisons of well-being are possible. Formally, we consider preference aggregation when individual preferences are described by an incomplete, yet interpersonally comparable, preference order on a space of psychophysical states. Within this framework we characterize three preference aggregators: the `Suppes-Sen' preorder, the `approximate maximin' preorder, and the `approximate leximin' preorder.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25271.

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Keywords: interpersonal comparisons; well-being; ordinal; maximin; leximin; egalitarian; Suppes-Sen; incomplete preference;

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  1. Pivato, Marcus, 2010. "Risky social choice with approximate interpersonal comparisons of well-being," MPRA Paper 25222, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Pivato, Marcus, 2010. "Approximate interpersonal comparisons of well-being," MPRA Paper 25224, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Pivato, Marcus, 2011. "Social choice with approximate interpersonal comparison of welfare gains," MPRA Paper 32252, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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