Quotation Özkes, Ali, Sanver, Remzi. 2021. Anonymous, neutral, and resolute social choice revisited. Social Choice and Welfare.




We revisit the incompatibility of anonymity and neutrality in single-valued social choice. We first analyze the irresoluteness outlook these two axioms together with Pareto efficiency impose on social choice rules and deliver a method to refine irresolute rules without violating anonymity, neutrality, and efficiency. Next, we propose a weakening of neutrality called consequential neutrality that requires resolute social choice rules to assign each alternative to the same number of profiles. We explore social choice problems in which consequential neutrality resolves impossibilities that stem from the fundamental tension between anonymity, neutrality, and resoluteness.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Social Choice and Welfare
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-D, WH-B
Language English
Title Anonymous, neutral, and resolute social choice revisited
Year 2021
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00355-020-01308-5
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00355-020-01308-5
Open Access N


Özkes, Ali (Former researcher)
Sanver, Remzi (CNRS, France)
Institute for Markets and Strategy IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1152 Game theory (Details)
5335 Political economic theory (Details)
5343 Economic theory (Details)
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