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Counting combinatorial choice rules

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I count the number of combinatorial choice rules that satisfy certain properties: Kelso-Crawford substitutability, and independence of irrelevant alternatives. The results are important for two-sided matching theory, where agents are modeled by combinatorial choice rules with these properties. The rules are a small, and asymtotically vanishing, fraction of all choice rules. But they are still exponentially more than the preference relations over individual agents---which has positive implications for the Gale-Shapley algorithm of matching theory.
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  • Echenique, Federico, 2007. "Counting combinatorial choice rules," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 58(2), pages 231-245, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:58:y:2007:i:2:p:231-245
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