Choice, Welfare, and Development: Essays in Honour of Amartya K. Sen

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has been a distinguished and influential scholar in development economics for over twenty years, and this edited volume seeks to reflect his interests and the inspiration he has provided for others. The editors have succeeded in creating a coherent and stimulating set of papers from well-known contributors. The volume deals with the enduring themes of Amartya Sen's work, ranging through theoretical issues of development economics to the philosophical foundation of welfare systems, and ethics in society. This work will be of special interest to academics specializing in development and welfare economics, and those with an interest in ethics and the philosophy of economics. Contributors: Anthony B. Atkinson, Pranab Bardhan, Jeffrey L. Coles, Rajat Deb, Jean Dreze, Louis Gevers, Peter J. Hammond, Ravi Kanbur, Eric S. Maskin, Robert Nozick, Siddiq Osmani, Martin Ravallion, Kevin Roberts, Mrinalini Saran, Robert Solow, and Serve Wilbaut.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198287896
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Pages: 362
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 A Note on Freedom and Flexibility 7
2 Capabilities, Exclusion, and the Supply of Goods 17
3 Walrasian Equilibrium without Survival: Existence, Efficiency, and Remedial Policy 32
4 Rationalizing Choice Probabilities using Random Utility Model: A Necessary and Sufficient Condition 65
5 Private Information and the Shape of the Redistribution Frontier 76
6 Majority Rule, Social Welfare Functions, and Game Forms 100
7 Symbolic Utility 110
8 Valued Opinions or Opinionated Values: The Double Aggregation Problem 141
9 Rational Fools and Co-operation in a Poor Hydraulic Economy 169
10 Primary Education and Economic Development in China and India: Overview and Two Case Studies 182
11 Children and Intra-Household Inequality: A Theoretical Analysis 242
12 The Entitlement Approach to Famine: An Assessment 253
13 Household Vulnerability to Aggregate Shocks: Differing Fortunes of the Poor in Bangladesh and Indonesia 295
14 Mass Unemployment as a Social Problem 313
Biographical and Bibliographical Data on Amartya K. Sen 323
Index 337
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