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040040 UK Social Choice (MA) (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the measures taken by the University of Vienna to prevent rapid spreading of Corona virus, the format of this course has to be changed until further notice. There cannot be any lectures in class. Instead, I will provide written explanations of the material and post them in the section "Course material" on the Moodle page. In combination with the handout that is already on the website, this should allow students to learn the material by themselves. There will also be a discussion forum on the website that allows students to post questions and receive answers. Changes regarding the homework exercises and their assessment are explained in the section "Homework exercises" on the Moodle page.

Friday 06.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
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Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: Students become familiar with the methods and some of the central results of social choice theory.
Contents: Preferences and choice, aggregation, Arrow's impossibility theorem, majority voting, scoring functions and the Borda rule, individual rights and power, manipulability and strategy-proofness.
Methods: Lectures, homework exercises, discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials

Homework exercises (30%), classroom participation (20%), final exam (50%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass the course, 50 % of the points that can be earned through homework exercises, classroom participation, and the exam have to be achieved.

Examination topics

Material presented during the lectures.

Reading list

Wulf Gaertner: "A Primer in Social Choice Theory" revised version, Oxford University Press 2009

Association in the course directory

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