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Minimal stable sets in tournaments

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We propose a systematic methodology for defining tournament solutions as extensions of maximality. The central concepts of this methodology are maximal qualified subsets and minimal stable sets. We thus obtain an infinite hierarchy of tournament solutions, encompassing the top cycle, the uncovered set, the Banks set, the minimal covering set, and the tournament equilibrium set. Moreover, the hierarchy includes a new tournament solution, the minimal extending set, which is conjectured to refine both the minimal covering set and the Banks set.

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  • Brandt, Felix, 2011. "Minimal stable sets in tournaments," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 146(4), pages 1481-1499, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:146:y:2011:i:4:p:1481-1499
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    1. Felix Brandt, 2015. "Set-monotonicity implies Kelly-strategyproofness," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 45(4), pages 793-804, December.
    2. Josep E., Peris & Begoña, Subiza, 2015. "Rationalizable Choice and Standards of Behavior," QM&ET Working Papers 15-5, University of Alicante, D. Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory.
    3. Felix Brandt & Maria Chudnovsky & Ilhee Kim & Gaku Liu & Sergey Norin & Alex Scott & Paul Seymour & Stephan Thomassé, 2013. "A counterexample to a conjecture of Schwartz," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 40(3), pages 739-743, March.
    4. Scott Moser, 2015. "Majority rule and tournament solutions," Chapters,in: Handbook of Social Choice and Voting, chapter 6, pages 83-101 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    5. John Duggan, 2013. "Uncovered sets," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 41(3), pages 489-535, September.
    6. Felix Brandt & Markus Brill & Felix Fischer & Paul Harrenstein, 2014. "Minimal retentive sets in tournaments," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 42(3), pages 551-574, March.
    7. repec:eee:matsoc:v:87:y:2017:i:c:p:55-63 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. Brandt, Felix & Harrenstein, Paul, 2011. "Set-rationalizable choice and self-stability," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 146(4), pages 1721-1731, July.

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