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Rules for Choosing Societal Tradeoffs

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We study the societal tradeoffs problem, where a set of voters each submit their ideal tradeoff value between each pair of activities (e.g., “using a gallon of gasoline is as bad as creating 2 bags of landfill trash”), and these are then aggregated into the societal tradeoff vector using a rule. We introduce the family of distance-based rules and show that these can be justified as maximum likelihood estimators of the truth. Within this family, we single out the logarithmic distance-based rul...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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Grant:
IIS-1527434, IIS-0953756, CCF-1101659, CCF-1337215
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Grant:
W911NF-12-1-0550, W911NF-11-1-0332
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Publisher:
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Publisher's website
Host title:
Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Publication date:
2016-02-21
ISSN:
2159-5399
Source identifiers:
579635
Pubs id:
pubs:579635
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uuid:0faa896d-a498-43c9-9d08-99a280345a18
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pubs:579635
Deposit date:
2015-12-10

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