Representation of Preferences

  • Peter C. Fishburn
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Three facets of subjective preferences have played central roles in economics. They are the qualitative structure of an agent’s preferences, numerical representations of preferences, and the use of numerical representations or utility functions in economic analysis. We consider various representations and their ties to qualitative preference structures.


Subjective Probability Weak Order Independence Axiom Commodity Space Multiattribute Utility 
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