Talk:Social choice theory

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Older comments[edit]

I think this page is too technical. It starts off OK, but I can't see a non-specialist understanding the sections toward the end, especially that on Sen. I corrected a few grammatical and punctuation mistakes while I read it.

Baffledexpert 02:08, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

I changed the wording of the first sentence to reflect terminology more commonly used by game theorists. This edit meant changing "individual values" to "individual preferences" and "collective choice" to "collective preferences". --Vince.Buffalo 05:31, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

I agree; please bring the language down to the level of the newcomer to the idea. It seems more in keeping with the wiki idea to make the information actually accessible.

Dr. Nitzan's comment on this article[edit]

Dr. Nitzan has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:


"Social choice theory" is written clearly and briefly.

"Interpersonal utility comparison" requires some improvement.

In particular, social choice theory does not depend upon the ability to aggregate or sum up individual preferences into a combined social welfare function. One of its major concern is that such reasonable aggregation is problematic.

Interpersonal utility comparison is an important issue within social choice and I recommend that it is rewritten. Professor Tzachi Gilboa of Tel Aviv University is most suitable to rewrite it.


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  • Reference : Muhammad Mahajne & Shmuel Nitzan & Oscar Volij, 2013. "LEVEL r CONSENSUS AND STABLE SOCIAL CHOICE," Working Papers 1305, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.

ExpertIdeasBot (talk) 15:30, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Dr. Volij's comment on this article[edit]

Dr. Volij has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:


This article deals only on the issue of interpersonal comparisons of utilities.

It would be nice if it contained a few examples of the main results of the are. For instance, May's theorem and Arrow's impossibility theorem.


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  • Reference : Muhammad Mahajne & Shmuel Nitzan & Oscar Volij, 2013. "LEVEL r CONSENSUS AND STABLE SOCIAL CHOICE," Working Papers 1305, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.

ExpertIdeasBot (talk) 20:33, 1 July 2016 (UTC)