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27-01-2023 | Original Paper

Mechanism design with model specification

We consider a setting in which additional parameters that determine preference characteristics are unknown. The mechanism designer specifies a model for possible type distributions and utility functions. We consider mechanisms that are uniformly …

25-01-2023 | Original Paper

Vote swapping in irresolute two-tier voting procedures

We investigate a specific type of group manipulation in two-tier elections, which involves pairs of voters agreeing to exchange their votes. Two-tier elections are modeled as a two-stage choice procedure. In the first stage, voters are distributed …

Open Access 30-12-2022 | Original Paper

Polarization and conflict among groups with heterogeneous members

We analyze the choice of the policy platform that a group of heterogeneous challengers will support to confront the current policy in a subsequent contest between them and the status-quo defenders. The choice of this alternative policy will affect …

27-12-2022 | Original Paper

Information disclosure under liability: an experiment on public bads

We experimentally investigate the impact of information disclosure on managing common harms that are caused jointly by a group of liable agents. Subjects interact in a public bad setting and must choose ex ante how much to contribute in order to …

26-12-2022 | Original Paper

Families of abstract decision problems whose admissible sets intersect in a singleton

An abstract decision problem is an ordered pair where the first component is a nonempty and finite set of alternatives and the second component is an irreflexive relation on that set, called dominance relation. The admissible set of an abstract …

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Social Choice and Welfare explores all aspects, both normative and positive, of welfare economics, collective choice, and strategic interaction. Topics include but are not limited to: preference aggregation, welfare criteria, fairness, justice and equity, rights, inequality and poverty measurement, voting and elections, political games, coalition formation, public goods, mechanism design, networks, matching, optimal taxation, cost-benefit analysis, computational social choice, judgement aggregation, market design, behavioral welfare economics, subjective well-being studies and experimental investigations related to social choice and voting. As such, the journal is inter-disciplinary and cuts across the boundaries of economics, political science, philosophy, and mathematics. Articles on choice and order theory that include results that can be applied to the above topics are also included in the journal. While it emphasizes theory, the journal also publishes empirical work in the subject area reflecting cross-fertilizing between theoretical and empirical research. Readers will find original research articles, surveys, and book reviews.

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Social Choice and Welfare
Volume 14/1997 - Volume 60/2023
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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