Social preference ordering in a probabilistic voting model

Shmuel Nitzan

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The purpose of this note is to suggest the advantages of a probabilistic model of social choice in which we impose some naive assumptions on the individual preference relations. According to the probabilistic approach, society chooses a certain alternative in a two-stage process. First, social probabilities are determined on the basis of individual probabilities using the average rule. Second, a certain alternative is chosen by a random mechanism which utilizes the above social probabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Choice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1975
Externally publishedYes


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