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Using the Borda rule for ranking sets of objects

Donnerstag, 09.01.2020

Neuer Beitrag im Journal "Social Choice and Welfare" von Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Darmann und ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Klamler

 

Using the Borda rule for ranking sets of objects

We analyze the problem of ranking sets of objects based on a ranking over the single objects. In recent years various papers used the sum of individual scores for the objects, in particular Borda scores, to make such comparisons. The advantage of this approach lies in providing a complete ranking of sets of objects and therefore can be seen as an alternative to other methods based on best and/or worst objects. The paper contributes in two ways. On the one hand, we highlight certain drawbacks that arise when using Borda scores in such comparisons. On the other hand, we provide two characterization results for Borda-sum rankings, one for the restricted setting of sets of equal cardinality and one for the general setting which allows for comparisons of sets of unequal cardinality.

Darmann, A. und C. Klamler, C. (2019): Using the Borda rule for ranking sets of objects, in: Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 399-414, doi: doi.org/10.1007/s00355-019-01190-w.

 

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