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Path independence and Pareto dominance


  • Nikolai Kukushkin

    () (Russian Academy of Sciences, Dorodnicyn Computing Center)


A choice function on a finite set is path independent if and only if it can be represented as the choice of undominated alternatives taking into account mixed strategy domination.

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  • Nikolai Kukushkin, 2004. "Path independence and Pareto dominance," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(3), pages 1-3.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-04d70001

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    1. Matthew Ryan, 2014. "Path independent choice and the ranking of opportunity sets," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 42(1), pages 193-213, January.
    2. Matthew Ryan, 2016. "Essentiality and convexity in the ranking of opportunity sets," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 47(4), pages 853-877, December.
    3. Matthew Ryan, 2016. "Essentiality and Convexity in the Ranking of Opportunity Sets," Working Papers 2016-01, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics.
    4. Danilov, V. & Koshevoy, G., 2005. "Mathematics of Plott choice functions," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 245-272, May.

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    Choice function Path independence Pareto domination;

    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling


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