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Reference-dependent rankings of sets in characteristics space

Gaertner, Wulf and Xu, Yongsheng (2011) Reference-dependent rankings of sets in characteristics space. Social Choice and Welfare, 37 (4). pp. 717-728. ISSN 0176-1714

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s00355-011-0569-7


This article uses Lancaster's characteristics approach to rank sets of alternative combinations of commodity characteristics. It is assumed that there exists a reference point or reference level from which the individual evaluates set expansions in appropriate directions. We provide an axiomatic characterization for such a case.

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Additional Information: © 2011 Springer
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 15:52
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 09:12

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