Social preferences for the evaluation of procedures

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Abstract

The standard analysis of procedures (mechanisms), in the theory of implementation, focuses on the properties of the subset of possible outcomes. But since a given procedure may yield very different outcomes in different circumstances (preference profile, information or rationality of players), it may be useful to rely on fine-grained social preferences over outcomes in order to evaluate the procedure. This paper introduces the notion of cross-profile social ordering, and illustrates how this concept may be used for the assessment of procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-614
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Volume39
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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