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Decisions and elections : explaining the unexpected

Author: D Saari
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is not uncommon to be frustrated by the outcome of an election or a decision in voting, law, economics, engineering, and other fields. Does this 'bad' result reflect poor data or poorly informed voters? Or does the disturbing conclusion reflect the choice of the decision/election procedure? Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow's famed theorem has been interpreted to mean 'no decision procedure is without flaws'.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Saari, D. (Donald).
Decisions and elections.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001035588
Named Person: Kenneth J Arrow; Amartya Sen; Kenneth J Arrow; Amartya Sen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Saari
ISBN: 9780511891656 0511891652
OCLC Number: 708563873
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Do we get what we expect; 2. Arrow's theorem; 3. Explanations and examples; 4. What else can go wrong?; 5. More perversities; 6. A search for resolutions; 7. From Sen to prisoners and prostitution; 8. Glossary, notes, and technical talk.
Responsibility: Donald G. Saari.

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A highly accessible book offering a new interpretation and resolution of Arrow's and Sen's theorems.  Read more...

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"Explains the difficulties and concepts of decision theory without deep mathematical analysis and equations." Journal of Economic Literature

 
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