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Title: Asymmetric Single-peaked Preferences
Authors: Martínez-Mora, Francisco
Socorro Puy, M.
First Published: 2-Dec-2012
Publisher: De Gruyter
Citation: The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2012, 12(1) (Topics), Article 31
Abstract: The asymmetry of single-peaked preferences has scarcely been incorporated as an assumption in economic models. We analyze how to deal with asymmetric single-peaked preferences in a tractable way. We define natural types of asymmetries, provide the tools to compare degrees of asymmetry, and propose concrete utility functions that represent different directions and degrees of asymmetry. As an application, we provide a representative voter theorem which establishes the heterogeneity in degrees of asymmetry across agents that is compatible with the median being the representative voter.
DOI Link: 10.1515/1935-1704.1941
ISSN: 1935-1704
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2012, De Gruyter. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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