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  • Paola Manzini

    (Queen Mary, University of London & IZA)

  • Marco Mariotti

    (Queen Mary, University of London)

Abstract

We study the properties of decisions made by committees who select alternatives by constructing shortlists. We find that even when committees are themselves rational, such procedures may not give rise to rational choices. A necessary condition for this to occur is disagreement between committees. However, we delimit substantially the extent of `irrationality' that these procedures allow.

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  • Paola Manzini & Marco Mariotti, 2005. "Shortlisting," Public Economics 0503006, EconWPA, revised 23 Mar 2006.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0503006
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    1. Paola Manzini & Marco Mariotti, 2004. "Rationalizing Boundedly Rational Choice," Microeconomics 0407005, EconWPA, revised 21 Dec 2005.
    2. Amartya K. Sen, 1971. "Choice Functions and Revealed Preference," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 38(3), pages 307-317.
    3. Sen, Amartya, 1993. "Internal Consistency of Choice," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 61(3), pages 495-521, May.
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    Cited by:

    1. Houy Nicolas, 2007. "Rationality and Order-Dependent Sequential Rationality," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 62(2), pages 119-134, March.
    2. Houy Nicolas, 2008. "Choice Functions with States of Mind," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 65(1), pages 1-26, August.
    3. Michele Lombardi, 2008. "Uncovered set choice rules," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 31(2), pages 271-279, August.
    4. Nicolas Houy, 2010. "A characterization of prudent choices," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 34(2), pages 181-192, February.
    5. Nicolas Houy, 2008. "Prudent choices and rationality," Working Papers hal-00360518, HAL.
    6. Nicolas Houy, 2008. "A refinement of prudent choices," Working Papers hal-00360523, HAL.

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    Keywords

    Committees; shortlist; menu-dependence; cycles of choice;

    JEL classification:

    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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