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Optimal Committee Composition: Diversity, Bias, and Size

Stone, Peter and Kagotani, Koji (2013) Optimal Committee Composition: Diversity, Bias, and Size. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The Condorcet Jury Theorem (CJT), together with a large and growing literature of ancillary results, suggests two conclusions. First, large committees outperform small committees, other things equal. Second, heterogeneous committees can, under the right circumstances, outperform homogeneous ones, again other things equal. But this
literature has done little to bring these two conclusions together. This paper compares the respective contributions of size and difference to optimal committee performance, and draws policy recommendations using these comparisons.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: This is a draft. Comments are welcome. Please do not cite without permission. All rights are reserved by the authors.
Keywords: Condorcet Jury Theorem, Collective Decision-Making, Diversity, Simulations
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Peter Stone
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 12:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 05:02
Item ID: 9664
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
Date: 6 April 2013

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