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Aggregating partitions

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dc.contributor.author Duddy, Conal
dc.contributor.author Piggins, Ashley
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-11T16:04:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-11T16:04:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation Duddy, C., & Piggins, A. (2011). Aggregating partitions (Working paper no. 168). Galway: Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2308
dc.description.abstract Consider the following social choice problem. A group of individuals seek to partition a finite set X into two subsets. The individuals may disagree over the partition and an aggregation rule is applied to determine a compromise outcome. We permit collective indifference and so the outcome is a pair of disjoint subsets of X which may or may not partition X. Critically, neither subset can contain all of the elements in X. We present four normatively desirable properties that identify one aggregation rule uniquely. These properties are similar to those Young (J. Econ. Theory 9 (1974) 43-52) used in his characterization of the Borda rule. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Aggregation rule en_US
dc.subject Partitions en_US
dc.subject Mean rule en_US
dc.title Aggregating partitions en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.funder Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Feder grant SEJ2007- 67580-C02-02) en_US
dc.contributor.funder NUI Galway Millennium Fund en_US

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