A Borda Measure for Social Choice Functions
Michel Le Breton () and
Working Papers from Laval - Recherche en Politique Economique
The question addressed in this paper is the order of magnitude of the difference between the Borda rule and any given social choice function. In this paper, a simple measure of the difference between the Borda rule and any given social choice function is proposed. It is given by the ratio of the best Borda score achieved by the social choice function under scrutiny over the Borda score of a Borda winner. More precisely, it is the minimum of this ratio over all possible profiles of preferences that is used. This "Borda measure" or at least bounds for this measure is also computed for well known social choice functions.
Keywords: UTILITY FUNCTION; VOTE; POLITICS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D70 D71 D72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
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Journal Article: A Borda measure for social choice functions (1997)
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