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Recognizing a Single-Issue Spatial Election

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  • Vicki Knoblauch

    (University of Connecticut)

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A single-issue spatial election is a voter preference profile derived from an arrangement of candidates and voters on a line, with each voter preferring the nearer of each pair of candidates. We provide a polynomial-time algorithm that determines whether a given preference profile is a single-issue spatial election and, if so, constructs such an election. This result also has preference representation and mechanism design applications.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2008-26.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2008
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2008-26

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Keywords: spatial elections; preference representation; mechanism design;

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  1. Anna Bogomolnaïa & Jean-François Laslier, 2004. "Euclidean preferences," Working Papers hal-00242941, HAL.
  2. Miguel Ángel Ballester & Guillaume Haeringer, 2006. "A Characterization of Single-Peaked Preferences," Working Papers 273, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
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