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Majority voting and the single-crossing property when voters belong to separate groups


  • De Donder, Philippe


We provide conditions under which a Condorcet winner exists when voters are exogenously distributed in groups, with preferences satisfying the single-crossing property separately inside each group. We also show that the majority voting social preference is acyclic.

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  • De Donder, Philippe, 2013. "Majority voting and the single-crossing property when voters belong to separate groups," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(3), pages 523-525.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:3:p:523-525 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.12.036

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    1. Gans, Joshua S. & Smart, Michael, 1996. "Majority voting with single-crossing preferences," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(2), pages 219-237, February.
    2. De Donder, Philippe, 2010. "Majority Voting and the Single Crossing Property when Voters Belong to Separate Groupes The Role of the Continuity and Strict Monotonicity Assumptions," IDEI Working Papers 693, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse, revised Jan 2012.
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    1. Bellani, Luna & Scervini, Francesco, 2015. "Heterogeneous preferences and in-kind redistribution: Theory and evidence," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 196-219.
    2. De Donder, Philippe & Leroux, Marie-Louise, 2015. "The political choice of social long term care transfers when family gives time and money," TSE Working Papers 15-569, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), revised 26 May 2015.
    3. Philippe De Donder & Marie-Louise Leroux, 2015. "The Political Economy of (in)formal Long Term Care Transfers," Cahiers de recherche 1508, Chaire de recherche Industrielle Alliance sur les enjeux économiques des changements démographiques.
    4. Fan-Chin Kung, 2015. "Sorting out single-crossing preferences on networks," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 44(3), pages 663-672, March.

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    Spence–Mirrlees condition; Unidimensional policy space; Median voter; Anchors;

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


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