Theory and Decision

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 1–19

LEXICOGRAPHIC ADDITIVITY FOR MULTI-ATTRIBUTE PREFERENCES ON FINITE SETS

  • Yutaka Nakamura
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Abstract

This paper explores lexicographically additive representations of multi-attribute preferences on finite sets. Lexicographic additivity combines a lexicographic feature with local value tradeoffs. Tradeoff structures are governed by either transitive or nontransitive additive conjoint measurement. Alternatives are locally traded off when they are close enough within threshold associated with a dominant subset of attributes.

Lexicographic additivity multi-attribute preferences conjoint measurement threshold model nontransitivity 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yutaka Nakamura
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  1. 1.Institute of Socio-Economic PlanningUniversity of TsukubaIbarakiJapan

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