Generalizing the Condorcet Criterion

11/30/2010 - 12:15pm
11/30/2010 - 1:10pm
Michael Orrison (Harvey Mudd College)

The Condorcet Criterion is relatively straightforward: In an election, if there is a candidate that would beat every other candidate in a head-to-head race, then that candidate should be declared the winner. In this talk, I'll describe a natural family of generalizations of the Condorcet Criterion that led us to some unexpected questions and answers concerning forbidden "words of generalized Condorcet winners." This is joint work with Aaron Meyers, Jen Townsend, Sarah Wolff, and Angela Wu.

Millikan 208 (Pomona College)