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Title:Judgment aggregation functions and ultraproducts PDF Logo
Authors:Herzberg, Frederik
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Working papers // Institute of Mathematical Economics 405
Abstract:The relationship between propositional model theory and social decision making via premise-based procedures is explored. A one-to-one correspondence between ultrafilters on the population set and weakly universal, unanimity-respecting, systematic judgment aggregation functions is established. The proof constructs an ultraproduct of profiles, viewed as propositional structures, with respect to the ultrafilter of decisive coalitions. This representation theorem can be used to prove other properties of such judgment aggregation functions, in particular sovereignty and monotonicity, as well as an impossibility theorem for judgment aggregation in finite populations. As a corollary, Lauwers and Van Liedekerke's (1995) representation theorem for preference aggregation functions is derived.
Subjects:Judgment aggregation function
Ultraproduct
Ultrafilter
JEL:D71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:hbz:361-14216
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW), Bielefeld University

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