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Outcast Condition in the Choice Theory


  • Danilov, V.

    (Central Economics and Mathematics Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia)


In the paper we give two characterizations of choice functions satisfying the outcast condition. The first one is given in order terms, and the second (algebraic) one is given in terms of an operation on the set of stable menus. We investigate implications of associativity of the operation as well as of other strengthenings of the outcast axioms.

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  • Danilov, V., 2012. "Outcast Condition in the Choice Theory," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 13(1), pages 34-49.
  • Handle: RePEc:nea:journl:y:2012:i:13:p:34-49

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    Cited by:

    1. G. A. Koshevoy, 2016. "Stability of rejections and Stable Many-to-Many Matchings," Documents de recherche 16-02, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.

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    choice function; heritage condition; concordance condition; associativity; path independence;

    JEL classification:

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


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