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Dictatorship on top-circular domains

Gopakumar Achuthankutty () and Souvik Roy ()

Theory and Decision, 2018, vol. 85, issue 3, No 11, 479-493

Abstract: Abstract We consider domains with a natural property called top-circularity. We show that if such a domain satisfies either the maximal conflict property or the weak conflict property, then it is dictatorial. We obtain the result in Sato (Rev Econ Des 14(3):331–342, 2010) as a corollary. Furthermore, it follows from our results that the union of a single-peaked domain and a single-dipped domain (with respect to a given ordering over the alternatives) is dictatorial.

Keywords: Dictatorial domains; Top-circularity; Maximal conflict property; Weak conflict property (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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