Elizabeth Maggie Penn

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Different definitions of the uncovered set are commonly, and often interchangeably, used in the literature. If we assume individual preferences are strict over all alternatives, these definitions are equivalent. However , if one or more voters is indifferent between alternatives these definitions may not yield the same uncovered set. This note examines how(More)
We present a theory of preferences over representatives who will vote on one's behalf. Our theory accepts as given that legislators are generally incapable of unilaterally implementing their platforms. Rather, they vote on things. Based on this, the theory predicts that, when choosing between candidates who will vote over a legislative agenda that is even(More)
This article presents a new model for scoring alternatives from " contest " outcomes. The model is a generalization of the method of paired comparison to accommodate comparisons between arbitrarily sized sets of alternatives in which outcomes are any division of a fixed prize. Our approach is also applicable to contests between varying quantities of(More)
Acknowledgments I am indebted to my advisor Haluk Ergin for his valuable guidance and support throughout my dissertation. I attribute the level of my Doctor degree to his encouragement and effort. I am also grateful to my co-chair, David K. Levine, and my committee members, for guidance on my dissertation and the sharing of their experience and knowledge.(More)
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