A Measure of the trade-off between responsiveness and nondictatorship for arrovian social welfare functions

Donald E. Campbell, Jerry S. Kelly

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Abstract

If individuals are never indifferent between distinct alternatives then for any transitive-valued social welfare function satisfying IIA, and any fraction t, either the set of pairs of alternatives that are socially ordered without consulting more than one individual's preferences comprises at least the fraction t of all pairs, or else the fraction of pairs that have their social ordering determined independently of everyone's s preferences exceeds, or is very close to, 1 -t. The Pareto criterion is not imposed. (There is also a version of this result for the domain of preferences that admit indifference.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Public Economic Theory
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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