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Min, Max, and Sum

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  • Segal, Uzi
  • Sobel, Joel

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This paper provides characterization theorems for preferences that can be represented by the minimum, the maximum, and the sum of components, or combinations of these forms. It contains a discussion of applications to social choice.

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  • Segal, Uzi & Sobel, Joel, 2000. "Min, Max, and Sum," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt8ms3g4t1, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:ucsdec:qt8ms3g4t1
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    1. Marcello D’Agostino & Valentino Dardanoni, 2009. "What’s so special about Euclidean distance?," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 33(2), pages 211-233, August.
    2. Hougaard, Jens Leth & Keiding, Hans, 2005. "Rawlsian maximin, Dutch books, and non-additive expected utility," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 239-251, November.
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    4. Mitra, Manipushpak & Sen, Debapriya, 2014. "Subsistence induced and complementarity induced irrelevance in preferences," MPRA Paper 59474, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Nabil I. Al-Najjar & Luciano De Castro, 2010. "Uncertainty, Efficiency and Incentive Compatibility," Discussion Papers 1532, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
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    Keywords

    monotonicty; symmetry;

    JEL classification:

    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics

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