Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162953
Authors: 
Karpov, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics 610
Abstract: 
This paper surveys approaches to preference diversity measurement. Applying preference diversity axiomatics, a generalization of the Alcalde-Unzu and Vorsatz (2016) criterion, is developed. It is shown that all previously used indices violate this criterion. Two new indices (geometric mean based and leximaxbased)are developed that satisfy a new criterion. Leximax-based orders act as a polarization index and are compared with Can et al.’s (2015) polarization index. The paper concludes by formulating a new open question: the preference profile reconstruction conjecture.
Subjects: 
polarization
cohesiveness
ANEC
Leximax
Borda
reconstruction conjecture
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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