Econometrica: Nov 1973, Volume 41, Issue 6

Path Independence, Rationality, and Social Choice

https://doi.org/0012-9682(197311)41:6<1075:PIRASC>2.0.CO;2-K
p. 1075-1091

Charles R. Plott

The paper provides several axiomatizations of the concept of "path independence"as applied to choice functions defined over finite sets. The axioms are discussed in terms of their relationship to "rationality" postulates and their meaning with respect to social choice models.

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