Rational Choice and Social Welfare: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

Rational Choice and Social Welfare: Theory and Applications / Edition 1

by Prasanta K. Pattanaik
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3642098568

ISBN-13: 9783642098567

Pub. Date: 11/29/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The papers in this volume explore various issues relating to theories of rational choice and social welfare and their applications. The topics include resource allocation problems, population ethics, rationalizability of choice functions and demand functions for money, game theory, individual rights, and measurements of vulnerability, diversity, and changes in

Overview

The papers in this volume explore various issues relating to theories of rational choice and social welfare and their applications. The topics include resource allocation problems, population ethics, rationalizability of choice functions and demand functions for money, game theory, individual rights, and measurements of vulnerability, diversity, and changes in individual welfare. Researchers and advanced graduate students who want to learn more about such topics will find the book very useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642098567
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Series:
Studies in Choice and Welfare Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Arrovian Social Choice Theory and its Developments.- Limited Rights as Partial Veto and Sen’s Impossibility Theorem.- Harmless Homotopic Dictators.- Remarks on Population Ethics.- On Non-Welfarist Social Ordering Functions.- Social Choice and Fair Allocations.- Monotonicity and Solidarity Axioms in Economics and Game Theory.- To Envy or To Be Envied? Refinements of the Envy Test for the Compensation Problem.- Choice-Consistent Resolutions of the Efficiency-Equity Trade-Off.- Characterization of the Maximin Choice Function in a Simple Dynamic Economy.- Rational Choice, Individual Welfare, and Games.- Suzumura Consistency.- On the Microtheoretic Foundations of Cagan’s Demand for Money Function.- Hicksian Surplus Measures of Individual Welfare Change When There is Price and Income Uncertainty.- Beyond Normal Form Invariance: First Mover Advantage in Two-Stage Games with or without Predictable Cheap Talk.- Social Welfare and the Measurement of Unemployment and Diversity.- Unemployment and Vulnerability: A Class of Distribution Sensitive Measures, its Axiomatic Properties, and Applications.- Ordinal Distance, Dominance, and the Measurement of Diversity.- Erratum.

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