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Maximal domains of preferences preserving strategy-proofness for generalized median voter schemes

  • Alejandro Neme

    (Instituto de MatemÂtica Aplicada, Universidad Nacional de San Luis and CONICET, EjÊrcito de los Andes 950, 5700 San Luis, Argentina)

  • Jordi MassÔ

    (Departament d'Economia i d'HistÔria EconÔmica and CODE, Universitat AutÔnoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra , Spain)

  • Salvador BarberÁ

    (Departament d'Economia i d'HistÔria EconÔmica and CODE, Universitat AutÔnoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra , Spain)

We characterize the maximal sets of preferences under which generalized median voter schemes are strategy-proof. Those domains are defined by a qualified version of single-peakedness, which depends on the distribution of power among agents implied by each generalized median voter scheme.

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Volume (Year): 16 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 321-336

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Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:16:y:1999:i:2:p:321-336
Note: Received: 28 April 1997/Accepted: 30 January 1998
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