Domain Conditions in Social Choice Theory


  • By Wulf Gaertner
    Universität Osnabrück

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:December 2009

    Online ISBN:9780511492303

    Hardback ISBN:9780521791021

    Paperback ISBN:9780521028745

  • Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511492303

    Subjects: Microeconomics

Offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of current research in an important area of social choice theory, Wulf Gaertner's monograph provides an essential reference for economists and political scientists. In the interests of accessibilty and readability, extensive formal proofs to theorems are not included in the text but are carefully referenced, allowing interested readers to pursue them independently. Though written in a formal style, the mathematical level of the book is designed to be appropriate for graduate students with a basic training in mathematics.


 Reviews:

"...an interesting and valuable book. It will be an essential addition to the library of social choice theory scholars and their graduate students." Public Choice

"A good source of references..." Mathematical Reviews

'The author had to encompass a very large number of results, coming from very diverse sources, and using a wide variety of techniques. He has managed to do this beautifully.' Journal of Economics

'… a perfect guide for any researcher who needs to know more about the preferences restriction in social choice theory … Although this field is considered as a difficult area in social choice theory, Gaertner made a wonderful job at presenting and illustrating the main results …' Social Choice and Welfare

'Domain Conditions in Social Choice Theory is an interesting and valuable book. It will be an essential addition to the library of social choice theory scholars and their graduate students. The most relevant results and theorems on the subject are included an proofs are easy to follow. This well-written monograph will be an excellent reference for researchers interested in domain restrictions in social choice theory.' Public Choice