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Choice, Welfare and Measurement

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$39.50 • £29.95 • €35.50

ISBN 9780674127784

Publication: September 1997


480 pages

6 x 9 inches

8 line illustrations, 2 tables

World, subsidiary rights restricted

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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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