An axiomatic characterization of the Slater rule

Burak Can, Mohsen Pourpouneh*, Ton Storcken

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Despite being a well-studied decision rule, the Slater rule has not been analyzed axiomatically. In this paper, we show that it is the only rule which is unbiased, monotone, tournamental, tie-breaking, and gradual. Thereby we provide a characterization of it for the first time. We also show these axioms to be logically independent.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Jan 2021



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