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An axiomatization of the Euclidean compromise solution

  • Voorneveld, Mark


    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

  • van den Nouweland, Anne

    (Department of Economics, University of Oregon)

  • McLean, Rich

    (Department of Economics, Rutgers University)

The utopia point of a multicriteria optimization problem is the vector that specifies for each criterion the most favourable among the feasible values. The Euclidean compromise solution in multicriteria optimization is a solution concept that assigns to a feasible set the alternative with minimal Euclidean distance to the utopia point. The purpose of this paper is to provide a characterization of the Euclidean compromise solution. Consistency plays a crucial role in our approach.

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Paper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 703.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 13 Oct 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0703
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