A short proof of Deb’s Theorem on Schwartz’s rule
Athanasios Andrikopoulos ()
Decisions in Economics and Finance, 2016, vol. 39, issue 2, No 10, 333-336
Abstract Schwartz in (Nous,7, 1972, Definition, 3) introduces a generalization of the Condorcet criterion, which is the classical approach to rational choice in the context of cycles, and he defines the Schwartz set. Deb (J Econ Theory 16:103–110, 1977) shows that the Schwartz set consists of the maximal elements according to the transitive closure of the asymmetric part of a binary relation corresponding to a choice process or representing the decision maker’s preferences. This note provides a short and simple proof of Deb’s theorem on the characterization of the Schwartz set.
Keywords: Condorcet winner; Schwartz set (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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