Courses NonDegree Display 2021-2022

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Course title Social Choice Theory
Course code EBC4005
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 25-10-2021 10-12-2021 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Bas Dietzenbacher
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Language of instruction English
In this course the student will learn to formally analyse collective decision rules w.r.t. various aspects such as anonymity, Pareto-optimality, neutrality, and strategy-profess.
In collective decision-making (e.g., elections) the rules and procedures used to arrive at a decision may have a considerable impact on the final result. Different rules may lead to different decisions. In this course such rules are studied. In particular, desirable properties like Pareto-optimality and non-manipulability are investigated.
Some topics are:
- voting schemes for two alternatives, theorem of May;
- voting schemes for more than two alternatives, score rules, veto rules;
- Condorcet winners, dictatorial rules, anonymity, neutrality, positive association, impossibility theorems of Arrow, Gibbard and Satterthwaite;
- location problems;
- strategy-proof division;
- implementation.
Lecture notes.
A mathematic level comparable to a BSc Econometrics & Operations Research meets the prerequisites.
Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree and an advanced level in mathematics.
An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Econometrics and Operations Research Elective Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - Econometrics Year 1 Core Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - Econometrics Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - No specialisation Year 1 Elective Course(s)
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