Theory and Decision

, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp 297–324

A representation of preferences by the Choquet integral with respect to a 2-additive capacity


    • Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity of Paris I
    • Thales R & T
  • Michel Grabisch
    • Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity of Paris I
  • Christophe Labreuche
    • Thales R & T

DOI: 10.1007/s11238-010-9198-3

Cite this article as:
Mayag, B., Grabisch, M. & Labreuche, C. Theory Decis (2011) 71: 297. doi:10.1007/s11238-010-9198-3


In the context of Multiple criteria decision analysis, we present the necessary and sufficient conditions allowing to represent an ordinal preferential information provided by the decision maker by a Choquet integral w.r.t a 2-additive capacity. We provide also a characterization of this type of preferential information by a belief function which can be viewed as a capacity. These characterizations are based on three axioms, namely strict cycle-free preferences and some monotonicity conditions called MOPI and 2-MOPI.


CapacityMöbius transformChoquet integralMultiple criteria decision analysisk-monotone functionBelief function

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