Choice, Welfare and Measurement / Edition 1

Choice, Welfare and Measurement / Edition 1

by Amartya Sen, Amartya Kumar Sen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674127781

ISBN-13: 9780674127784

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard


Choice, Welfare and Measurement contains many of Amartya Sen's most important contributions to economic analysis and methods, including papers on choice, preference, rationality, aggregation, and measurement. A substantial introductory essay interrelates his diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the

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Choice, Welfare and Measurement contains many of Amartya Sen's most important contributions to economic analysis and methods, including papers on choice, preference, rationality, aggregation, and measurement. A substantial introductory essay interrelates his diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the underlying issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674127784
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x (h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part 1: Choice and Preference

1. Choice Functions and Revealed Preference

2. Behaviour and the Concept to Preference

3. Choice, Orderings and Morality

4. Rational Fools: A Critique of the Behavioural Foundations of Economic Theory

Part 2: Preference Aggregation

5. A Possibility Theorem on Majority Decisions

6. Quasi-transitivity, Rational Choice and Collective Decisions

7. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Rational Choice under Majority

8. Decision with P.K. Pattanaik

9. Social Choice Theory: A Re-examination

Part 3: Welfare Comparisons and Social Choice

10. Interpersonal Aggregation and Partial Comparability

11. On Ignorance and Equal Distribution

12. On weights and Measure: Informational Constraints in Social Welfare Analysis

13. Interpersonal Comparisons of Welfare

Part 4: Non-Utility Information

The Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal

14. Liberty, Unanimity and Rights

15. Personal Utilities and Public Judgments: or What's Wrong with Welfare

16. Economics

17. Equality of What

Part 5: Social Measurement

18. Poverty: an ordinal Approach to Measurement

19. Real National Income

20. Ethical Measurement of Inequality: Some Difficulties

21. Description as Choice

Name Index

Subject Index

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