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Arrovian Social Choice Theory on Economic Domains

  • Le Breton, Michel
  • Weymark, John

This article surveys the literature that investigates the consistency of Arrow's social choice axioms when his unrestricted domain assumptions are replaced by domain conditions that incorporate the restrictions on agendas and preferences encountered in economic environments. Both social welfare functions and social choice correspondences are considered.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 143.

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Date of creation: 2002
Date of revision: Sep 2003
Publication status: Published in in Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare, Kenneth J. Arrow, Armatya Sen and Kotaro Suzumura (eds.), vol. 2, chapter 8, Elsevier Science, 2010.
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