A characterization of single-peaked preferences via random social choice functions
Shurojit Chatterji (),
Arunava Sen and
Huaxia Zeng ()
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Shurojit Chatterji: School of Economics, Singapore Management University
Huaxia Zeng: School of Economics, Singapore Management University
No 11-2016, Economics and Statistics Working Papers from Singapore Management University, School of Economics
This paper proves the following result: every path-connected domain of preferences that admits a strategy-proof, unanimous, tops-only random social choice function satisfying a compromise property is single-peaked. Conversely, every single-peaked domain admits a random social choice function satisfying these properties. Single-peakedness is defined with respect to arbitrary trees. The paper provides a justification of the salience of single-peaked preferences and evidence in favor of the Gul conjecture (Barberà 2010).
Keywords: Random social choice functions; strategy-proofness; compromise; single-peaked preferences. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
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