Learn about different voting methods and fair division algorithms, and explore the problems that arise when a group of people need to make a decision.
Plurality with Runoff, The Hare System, Approval Voting)
Week 2: Voting Paradoxes
Week 3: Characterizing Voting Methods
Week 4: Topics in Social Choice Theory
Week 5: Aggregating Judgements
Week 6: Fair Division
- - Philosophy
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