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TitleTopological Social Choice [electronic resource] / edited by Geoffrey M. Heal
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997
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Descript VII, 212 p. online resource


The origins of this volume can be traced back to a conference on "Ethics, Economic and Business" organized by Columbia Busiยญ ness School in March of 1993, and held in the splendid facilities of Columbia's Casa Italiana. Preliminary versions of several of the papers were presented at that meeting. In July 1994 the Fields Institute of Mathematical Sciences sponsored a workshop on "Geometry, Topology and Markets": additional papers and more refined versions of the original papers were presented there. They were published in their present versions in Social Choice and Welยญ fare, volume 14, number 2, 1997. The common aim of these workshops and this volume is to crystallize research in an area which has emerged rapidly in the last fifteen years, the area of topological approaches to social choice and the theory of games. The area is attracting increasing interest from social choice theorists, game theorists, mathematical econยญ omists and mathematicians, yet there is no authoritative collection of papers in the area. Nor is there any surveyor book to give a perspective and act as a guide to the issues in and contributions to this new area. One of the two aims of this volume is in some measure to play this role: the other aim is of course to present interesting and surprising new results


Social choice and resource allocation: a topological perspective -- Market arbitrage, social choice and the core -- Topological and discrete social choice: in a search of a theory -- Informational geometry of social choice -- Topological methods in social choice: an overview -- A note on continuous social choice -- Strategy-proofness of continuous aggregation maps -- The geometry of implementation: a necessary and sufficient condition for straightforward games -- Homotopy properties of Pareto aggregation rules -- Social choice with infinite populations: construction of a rule and impossibility results -- Topological aggregation, the case of an infinite population -- Topological aggregation of preferences: the case of a continuum of agents -- Continuity and equity with infinite horizons -- A note on weak ?-Chichilnisky rules

Mathematics Operations research Decision making Mathematical models Algebraic topology Economics Management science Econometrics Mathematics Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics Operation Research/Decision Theory Econometrics Economics general Algebraic Topology


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