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Gibbard-Satterthwaite and an Arrovian Connection


  • Stensholt, Eivind

    () (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)


A very close link of G-S, the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem to Arrow’s "impossibility" theorem is shown. G-S is derived as a corollary: from a strategy-proof singleseat election method F is constructed an election method G that contradicts Arrow’s theorem.

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  • Stensholt, Eivind, 2008. "Gibbard-Satterthwaite and an Arrovian Connection," Discussion Papers 2008/12, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Business and Management Science.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2008_012

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    1. Gibbard, Allan, 1973. "Manipulation of Voting Schemes: A General Result," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 41(4), pages 587-601, July.
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    Preferential election methods; impossibility theorem;

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    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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