Comparing preference orders: Asymptotic independence

Kazuya Kikuchi*

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A decision maker is presented with two preference orders over n objects and chooses the one which is "closer" to his own preference order. We consider several plausible comparison rules that the decision maker might employ. We show that when n is large and the pair of orders to be compared randomly realizes, different comparison rules lead to statistically almost independent choices. Thus, two people with a common preference relation may nonetheless exhibit almost uncorrelated choice patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalMathematical Social Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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