Social choice, optimal inference and figure skating

Abstract

We approach the social choice problem as one of optimal statistical inference. If individual voters or judges observe the true order on a set of alternatives with error, then it is possible to use the set of individual rankings to make probability statements about the correct social order. Given the posterior distribution for orders and a suitably-chosen… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00355-007-0243-2

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