Economic Theory

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 523–525

A one-shot proof of Arrow’s impossibility theorem

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00199-012-0693-3

Cite this article as:
Yu, N.N. Econ Theory (2012) 50: 523. doi:10.1007/s00199-012-0693-3

Abstract

We offer a new proof of the well-known Arrow’s impossibility theorem. The proof is simple, very short and it follows from the assumptions in a transparent way.

Keywords

Arrow’s impossibility theoremSocial welfare functionDictatorship(i, j)-pivotal voter

JEL Classification

D7D70D71

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentStanford UniversityStanfordUSA