ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 809
Following Barberà, Sonnenschein, and Zhou (1991, Econometrica 59, 595-609), we study rules (or social choice functions) through which agents select a subset from a set of objects. We investigate domains on which there exist nontrivial strategy-proof rules. We establish that the set of separable preferences is a maximal domain for the existence of rules satisfying strategyproofness and no-vetoer.
social choice public decision making voting by committees generalized median voter scheme separable preference