Multicriteria and Multiagent Decision Making with Applications to Economics and Social Sciences [electronic resource] / edited by Aldo G. S. Ventre, Antonio Maturo, Šárka Hošková-Mayerová, Janusz Kacprzyk.Material type: TextSeries: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing ; 305Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XIII, 315 p. online resourceContent type:
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From the Contents: Development Policies in China: an Analysis of the Territorial Imbalances -- The Generalized Gini Welfare Function in the Framework of Symmetric Choquet Integration -- Credit Crunch in the Euro Area: a Coopetitive Solution -- Pairwise Comparison Matrices over Abelian Linearly Ordered Groups: a Consistency Measure and Weights for the Alternatives.
The book provides a comprehensive and timely report on the topic of decision making and decision analysis in economics and the social sciences. The various contributions included in the book, selected using a peer review process, present important studies and research conducted in various countries around the globe. The majority of these studies are concerned with the analysis, modeling and formalization of the behavior of groups or committees that are in charge of making decisions of social and economic importance. Decisions in these contexts have to meet precise coherence standards and achieve a significant degree of sharing, consensus and acceptance, even in uncertain and fuzzy environments. This necessitates the confluence of several research fields, such as foundations of social choice and decision making, mathematics, complexity, psychology, sociology and economics. A large spectrum of problems that may be encountered during decision making and decision analysis in the areas of economics and the social sciences, together with a broad range of tools and techniques that may be used to solve those problems, are presented in detail in this book, making it an ideal reference work for all those interested in analyzing and implementing mathematical tools for application to relevant issues involving the economy and society.