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A one-shot proof of Arrow’s impossibility theorem


  • Ning Yu



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  • Ning Yu, 2012. "A one-shot proof of Arrow’s impossibility theorem," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 50(2), pages 523-525, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:50:y:2012:i:2:p:523-525 DOI: 10.1007/s00199-012-0693-3

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    1. John Geanakoplos, 2005. "Three brief proofs of Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 26(1), pages 211-215, July.
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    Arrow’s impossibility theorem; Social welfare function; Dictatorship; (i; j)-pivotal voter; D7; D70; D71;

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    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations


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