Ranking participants in generalized tournaments

Giora Slutzki, Oscar Volij

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Consider the problem of ranking social alternatives based on the number of voters that prefer one alternative to the other. Or consider the problem of ranking chess players by their past performance. A wide variety of ranking methods have been proposed to deal with these problems. Using six independent axioms, we characterize the fair-bets ranking method proposed by Daniels [4] and Moon and Pullman [14].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-270
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Game Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • Birkhoff's theorem
  • Perron-Frobenius theorem
  • Ranking and scoring methods
  • Tournaments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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