On the conjoint estimation of inconsistency and intransitivity of pairwise comparisons

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  • Matteo Brunelli

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Consistency and transitivity are two desirable properties of valued preferences which, however, are seldom satisfied in real-world applications. Different indices have been proposed to measure inconsistency and intransitivity separately, and recently scholars tried to merge these two concepts and use them in concert to estimate the irrationality of preferences. In this paper we formally investigate the existence (or non-existence) of functions capable of capturing both phenomena at the same time.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-675
Number of pages4
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • Consistency, Inconsistency index, Pairwise comparisons, Preference relations, Transitivity

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