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How to rank rankings? Group performance in multiple-prize contests

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  • Alejandro Corvalan

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When groups of individuals compete in several multiple-prize contests, the performance of a group is a vector of ordered categories. As the prizes are aimed at ranking the participants, group performances are not trivially comparable. This note provides a theoretical discussion on how to rank group performances. In order to do so, I draw from the parallel that this problem has with the formally similar problem of measuring inequality. I describe three alternatives that generate partial orders for group performances. I define partial orders based on the first- and second-order dominance, two classes of performance measures, and two sets of basic transformations, and I prove equivalence theorems between them. I apply these theoretical results to discuss several sports ranking problems.

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  • Alejandro Corvalan, 2018. "How to rank rankings? Group performance in multiple-prize contests," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 51(2), pages 361-380, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:51:y:2018:i:2:d:10.1007_s00355-018-1120-x
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