A conjecture on the construction of orderings by Borda’s rule

Jerry S. Kelly, Shaofang Qi

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Abstract

For a fixed number n of individuals, and a given weak ordering of m alternatives, we ask: is there a profile of n preferences that maps to that ordering under Borda’s rule? Evidence is presented for a conjectured answer, which is settled except for the case of odd n and even m.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 19 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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