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Some new impossibility theorems

Ferejohn, John A. and Grether, David M. (1977) Some new impossibility theorems. Public Choice, 30 (1). pp. 35-42. ISSN 0048-5829. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171101-145356732

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Abstract

Mas-Colell and Sonnenschein [1972] have proved a well-known impossibility theorem for acyclic social preference. They showed that if social preference is acyclic for each configuration of individual preferences, and if the mapping between individual and social preferences satisfies the Pareto axiom, the independence of irrelevant alternatives, and May’s positive responsiveness axiom, then there must be an individual i such that for any x and y, xP_iy ⇒ xRy. This individual might be considered a “vetoer.”


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Additional Information:© 1977 Center for Study of Public Choice Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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Official Citation:Ferejohn, J.A. & Grether, D.M. Public Choice (1977) 30: 35. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01718816
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