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Alternative proofs of Arrow’s general possibility theorem

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  • Susumu Cato

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This paper provides two brief proofs of Arrow’s general possibility theorem. The second one is simple and short. Our proofs are inspired by the pioneering work by Inada (Ann. Inst. Stat. Math. 6:115–122, 1954).

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  • Susumu Cato, 2013. "Alternative proofs of Arrow’s general possibility theorem," Economic Theory Bulletin, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 1(2), pages 131-137, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:etbull:v:1:y:2013:i:2:d:10.1007_s40505-013-0012-6
    DOI: 10.1007/s40505-013-0012-6
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    Arrow’s impossibility theorem; Alternative proof;

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    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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