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Evolvement of influence in hierarchies


  • Arlegi, Ritxar
  • Dimitrov, Dinko


In this paper we characterize axiomatically a ranking method that compares positions in hierarchies in terms of the influence that they provide on the evolvement of knowledge. The comparison takes into account the number of direct and indirect subordinates of the positions and is based on the lexicographic ordering over vectors of a special form.

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  • Arlegi, Ritxar & Dimitrov, Dinko, 2012. "Evolvement of influence in hierarchies," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(2), pages 484-486.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:484-486
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.035

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    1. René van den Brink, 2002. "The apex power measure for directed networks," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 19(4), pages 845-867.
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    Influence; Lexicographic ordering; Hierarchy;

    JEL classification:

    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations


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