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Lattices of choice functions and consensus problems

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  • Bernard Monjardet

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  • Vololonirina Raderanirina

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In this paper we consider the three classes of choice functions satisfying the three significant axioms called heredity (H), concordance (C) and outcast (O). We show that the set of choice functions satisfying any one of these axioms is a lattice, and we study the properties of these lattices. The lattice of choice functions satisfying (H) is distributive, whereas the lattice of choice functions verifying (C) is atomistic and lower bounded, and so has many properties. On the contrary, the lattice of choice functions satisfying (O) is not even ranked. Then using results of the axiomatic and metric latticial theories of consensus as well as the properties of our three lattices of choice functions, we get results to aggregate profiles of such choice functions into one (or several) collective choice function(s). Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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  • Bernard Monjardet & Vololonirina Raderanirina, 2004. "Lattices of choice functions and consensus problems," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 23(3), pages 349-382, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:23:y:2004:i:3:p:349-382
    DOI: 10.1007/s00355-003-0251-9
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    1. Monjardet, Bernard, 2003. "The presence of lattice theory in discrete problems of mathematical social sciences. Why," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 103-144, October.
    2. Danilov, V., 2012. "Outcast Condition in the Choice Theory," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 13(1), pages 34-49.
    3. Olivier Hudry & Bernard Monjardet, 2010. "Consensus theories : An oriented survey," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 10057, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    4. Olivier Hudry & Bruno Leclerc & Bernard Monjardet & Jean-Pierre Barthélemy, 2004. "Médianes métriques et latticielles," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques b04044, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
    5. Danilov, V. & Koshevoy, G., 2005. "Mathematics of Plott choice functions," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 245-272, May.
    6. Vladimir Danilov & Gleb Koshevoy & Ernesto Savaglio, 2012. "Orderings of Opportunity Sets," Working Papers 282, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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