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Non-Manipulable Partitioning

  • CONAL DUDDY

    ()

    (Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics, UK; J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)

  • JUAN PEROTE-PEÑA

    ()

    (Departamento de Análisis Económico, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

  • ASHLEY PIGGINS

    ()

    (J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)

Consider the following social choice problem. A group of individuals seek to classify the elements of X as belonging in one of two sets. The individuals may disagree as to how the elements of X should be classified, and so an aggregation rule is applied to determine a compromise outcome. We require that the social classification should not be imposed, nor should it be manipulable. We prove that the only aggregation rules satisfying these properties are dictatorships.

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Volume (Year): 08 (2012)
Issue (Month): 02 ()
Pages: 273-282

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