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Oligarchies in spatial environments

  • Ehlers, Lars
  • Storcken, Ton

In spatial environments we consider social welfare functions satisfying Arrow's requirements, i.e. weak Pareto and independence of irrelevant alternatives. Individual preferences measure distances between alternatives according to the lp-norm (for a fixed 1

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Volume (Year): 45 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (March)
Pages: 250-256

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:45:y:2009:i:3-4:p:250-256
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  5. EHLERS, Lars & STORCKEN, Ton, 2002. "Arrow's Theorem in Spatial Environments," Cahiers de recherche 2002-03, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
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