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Title: Axiomatizations of the Choquet integral on general decision spaces
Author: Timonin, Mikhail
ISNI:       0000 0004 7652 7087
Awarding Body: Queen Mary University of London
Current Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Date of Award: 2017
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We propose an axiomatization of the Choquet integral model for the general case of a heterogeneous product set X = X1 Xn. Previous characterizations of the Choquet integral have been given for the particular cases X = Y n and X = Rn. However, this makes the results inapplicable to problems in many fields of decision theory, such as multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA), state-dependent utility (SD-DUU), and social choice. For example, in multicriteria decision analysis the elements of X are interpreted as alternatives, characterized by criteria taking values from the sets Xi. Obviously, the identicalness or even commensurateness of criteria cannot be assumed a priori. Despite this theoretical gap, the Choquet integral model is quite popular in the MCDA community and is widely used in applied and theoretical works. In fact, the absence of a sufficiently general axiomatic treatment of the Choquet integral has been recognized several times in the decision-theoretic literature. In our work we aim to provide missing results { we construct the axiomatization based on a novel axiomatic system and study its uniqueness properties. Also, we extend our construction to various particular cases of the Choquet integral and analyse the constraints of the earlier characterizations. Finally, we discuss in detail the implications of our results for the applications of the Choquet integral as a model of decision making.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Economics ; Choquet integral model ; decision theory