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Cyclic sets in multidimensional voting models

Cohen, Linda (1979) Cyclic sets in multidimensional voting models. Journal of Economic Theory, 20 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0022-0531. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171121-152137219

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Abstract

Simple majority rule usually does not yield an unambiguous consistent outcome. Assuming a characterization of the set of potential outcomes as R^n and an odd number of voters with quasi-concave preferences, a unique, nonempty set of majority rule cycles exists. Sufficient conditions are established for the top cycle set to encompass the entire policy space. Generalized quadratic utility functions satisfy these conditions.


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Additional Information:© 1979 by Academic Press, Inc. Received March 22, 1977; revised June 2, 1978. I wish to thank John Ferejohn and my colleagues in the 1977 California Institute of Technology Social Science workshop. I especially thank Charles Plott and Richard McKelvey for commenting on earlier versions. Formerly SSWP 172.
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