Group Decision Making Using Cardinal Social Welfare Functions

Keeney RL & Kirkwood CW (1975). Group Decision Making Using Cardinal Social Welfare Functions. Management Science 22 (4): 430-437. DOI:10.1287/mnsc.22.4.430.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of constructing a group cardinal social welfare function whose arguments are the individual utility functions of group members. Representation theorems are given which show that the social welfare function is restricted to special forms if certain “reasonable” conditions hold. The appropriateness of these conditions for different types of group decision problems is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 15:33
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 09:50
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14027

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