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Four Impossibility Theorems in the Context of Modeling Fairness

by

Professor Alan Taylor
Union College

January 7, 1999
4:00 pm
Bailey Hall 201

Refreshments at 3:45
Math Department Common Room


Abstract:

Is it really possible to be fair? We will consider models of fairness in the following four contexts: voting, taking turns, divorce and inheritance, and apportionment. Within each context, we will present an impossibility theorem.


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