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MATH 342 - The Mathematics of Social Choice

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
Social Choice Theory seeks to aggregate individual interests in order to make a collective decision. We will examine the mathematical underpinnings of this field. Applications, chosen particularly from Economics and Politics, may include voting systems, auctions, apportionment of congressional seats, and fair division of goods. We will also discuss the algorithmic and game theoretic issue of creating mechanisms to encourage participants to reveal their honest preferences so that the optimal choice can be made.
Prerequisites & Notes: MATH 220



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