Econometrica: Jan 1977, Volume 45, Issue 1
Kernels of Preference Structures
D. J. WhiteA kernel of a set of alternative actions over which there is a partial order is defined in terms of optimality properties. It is shown to be the same as the generalized efficient set. A variety of theorems such as uniqueness, existence, and composition in terms of other sets are established. Related sets, such as quasi kernels and weak kernels, are also considered.
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