Department of MathematicsGrand Valley State University
Department of MathematicsUniversity of Iowa
General Mills, Inc.
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Hodge, J.K., Krines, M. & Lahr, J. Order (2009) 26: 125. doi:10.1007/s11083-009-9112-1
Throughout much of the literature in economics and political science, the notion of separability provides a mechanism for characterizing interdependence within individual preferences over multiple dimensions. In this paper, we show how preseparable extensions can be used to construct certain classes of separable and non-separable preferences. We prove several associated combinatorial results, and we note a correspondence between separable preference orders, Boolean term orders, and comparative probability relations. We also mention several open questions pertaining to preseparable extensions and separable preferences.
Preseparable extensionSeparable preferencesMultidimensional preferencesReferendum electionsAdmissible character