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Intradimensional single-peakedness and the multidimensional arrow problem

List, Christian


Arrow's account (1951/1963) of the problem of social choice is based upon the assumption that the preferences of each individual in the relevant group are expressible by a single ordering. This paper lifts that assumption and develops a multidimensional generalization of Arrow's framework. I show that, like Arrow's original framework, the multidimensional generalization is affected by an impossibility theorem, highlighting not only the threat of dictatorship of a single individual, but also the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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