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Eric Kamwa
''The Kemeny rule and committees elections''
( 2013, Vol. 33 No.1 )
An adaptation of the Kemeny rule (Kemeny 1959) was proposed by Ratliff (2003) for committees elections. A Committee is a fixed-size subset of candidates. Ratliff (2003) showed that the elected committee under the rule he proposed is not always made of the top candidates of the Kemeny ranking. We show that when restricting the frame to three-candidate elections, the elected committee of two candidates is always made of the two top candidates of the Kemeny ranking.
Keywords: Kemeny, Committee, Condorcet committee, ranking, Ratliff.
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
Manuscript Received : Dec 05 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 12 2013

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