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A straightforward proof of Arrow's theorem

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  • Mark Fey

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We present a straightforward proof of Arrow's Theorem. Our approach avoids some of the complexities of existing proofs and is meant to be transparent and easily followed.

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  • Mark Fey, 2014. "A straightforward proof of Arrow's theorem," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(3), pages 1792-1797.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-14-00663
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    Keywords

    Arrow's theorem; preference aggregation; dictatorship;
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    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics

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