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Public Econ 1 answer below » This is a original assignment that I asked for the solutions. I wand number 2, 3, 4 get done. please go over and let me know the estimated price. Document Preview: Econ-UA 353 HW #2 Due in class Tuesday October 29, late homeworks will NOT be accepted Question 1. Suppose ve rational roommates are deciding on a place to have coee together. There are four alternatives, Peet’s Coee, Starbucks, Think Coee, and making coee at home. The roommates’ preferences over these al- ternatives are the View complete question » This is a original assignment that I asked for the solutions. I wand number 2, 3, 4 get done. please go over and let me know the estimated price. Document Preview: Econ-UA 353 HW #2 Due in class Tuesday October 29, late homeworks will NOT be accepted Question 1. Suppose ve rational roommates are deciding on a place to have coee together. There are four alternatives, Peet’s Coee, Starbucks, Think Coee, and making coee at home. The roommates’ preferences over these al- ternatives are the following: the rst roommate strictly prefers Think to Peet’s to Starbucks to home, the second roommate and third roommate have the same preference, they both strictly prefer Think to Starbucks to Peet’s to home, the fourth roommate strictly prefers Starbucks to Peet’s to Think to home, and the fth roommate strictly prefers Starbucks to Peet’s to home to Think. (i) Is there a Condorcet winner? Please justify your answers. (ii) What is the group preference and what is the group choice according to the Borda count rule? Please justify your answers. (iii) Again consider the Borda count rule. Manipulate ONLY ONE roommate’s preference above to illustrate that the Borda count rule violates independence of irrelevant alternatives. (iv) Now consider the following new group decision rule: rst, identify the al- ternative(s) that at least one roommate ranks below staying home, place such alternative(s) as the lowest ranked for the group; second, remove such alterna- tive(s) from the individual rankings, and the group ranks the remaining alter- natives according to plurality rule. (This is essentially plurality rule with the additional requirement that everyone has to be willing to leave home.) What is the group preference and what is the group choice according to this rule? Please justify your answers. (v) Under the rule specied in (iv), does any roommate have an incentive to vote tactically? That is, given all other four roommates report their true preference rankings, does any one have an incentive to misrepresent his/her true preference ranking? Please justify your answers. 1
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