Indexing the Normalized Worthiness of Social Agents

  • Giulio D’Epifanio
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 227)


A class of indexes is proposed to evaluate the “worthiness” of the performance of social agents (e.g. governors of health-care districts, schools, etc.), which is fully standardized on the conventional reference-framework specified by the policy-maker. An interdisciplinary attempt is made herein to integrate concepts and methods from different fields (management and political science, decision theory, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, etc.). The performance is interpreted from the view of the policy-maker which pursues his overall-goal on a sequential planning of goals. The index is adapted on the data of the reference standard-agent, also normalized on the conventional behavior which has been specified by stakeholders through setting of a probabilistic model. Pseudo-Bayes tools are used into the normalization process.


Normalizing Social performance index Pseudo-Bayes Standardizing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of the Study of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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