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dc.contributor.authorDuddy, Conal
dc.contributor.authorPiggins, Ashley
dc.identifier.citationDuddy, C., & Piggins, A. (2011). Aggregating partitions (Working paper no. 168). Galway: Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway.en_US
dc.description.abstractConsider 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
dc.publisherNational University of Ireland, Galwayen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectAggregation ruleen_US
dc.subjectMean ruleen_US
dc.titleAggregating partitionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.contributor.funderIrish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.funderSpanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Feder grant SEJ2007- 67580-C02-02)en_US
dc.contributor.funderNUI Galway Millennium Funden_US

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