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Aggregation of Preferences with Variable Electorate

John H. Smith
Econometrica
Vol. 41, No. 6 (Nov., 1973), pp. 1027-1041
Published by: The Econometric Society
DOI: 10.2307/1914033
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914033
Page Count: 15
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Abstract

Necessary and sufficient conditions are given for an aggregation procedure to be a "point system" or "generalized point system." In Sections 4 and 5 various "runoff" systems and their properties are discussed but no equivalent characterization is obtained.

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