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Choice, Preferences, and Procedures

A Rational Choice Theoretic Approach

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$82.00 • £65.95 • €74.00

ISBN 9780674725126

Publication Date: 06/06/2016


816 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 line illustrations, 3 tables


  • Preface
  • Original Sources
  • Introduction
  • I. Rational Choice as Rationalizable Choice
    • Introduction to Part I
    • Essay 1. Rational Choice and Revealed Preference
    • Essay 2. Houthakker’s Axiom in the Theory of Rational Choice
    • Essay 3. Suzumura-Consistent Rationalizability
    • Essay 4. Revealed Preference and Choice under Uncertainty
  • II. Social Choice and Welfare Economics
    • Introduction to Part II
    • Essay 5. Impossibility Theorems without Collective Rationality
    • Essay 6. Remarks on the Theory of Collective Choice
    • Essay 7. Arrovian Aggregation in Economic Environments: How Much Should We Know about Indifference Surfaces?
    • Essay 8. A Characterization of Suzumura-Consistent Collective Choice Rules
  • III. Equity, Efficiency, and Intergenerational Justice
    • Introduction to Part III
    • Essay 9. On Pareto-Efficiency and the No-Envy Concept of Equity
    • Essay 10. The Informational Basis of the Theory of Fair Allocation
    • Essay 11. Ordering Infinite Utility Streams
    • Essay 12. Multi-Profile Intergenerational Social Choice
  • IV. Individual Rights and Social Welfare
    • Introduction to Part IV
    • Essay 13. On the Consistency of Libertarian Claims
    • Essay 14. Liberal Paradox and the Voluntary Exchange of Rights Exercising
    • Essay 15. Individual Rights Revisited
    • Essay 16. Welfare, Rights, and Social Choice Procedure: A Perspective
  • V. Consequentialism versus Nonconsequentialism
    • Introduction to Part V
    • Essay 17. Consequences, Opportunities, and Procedures
    • Essay 18. Characterizations of Consequentialism and Nonconsequentialism
    • Essay 19. Consequences, Opportunities, and Generalized Consequentialism and Nonconsequentialism
    • Essay 20. Welfarist-Consequentialism, Similarity of Attitudes, and Arrow’s General Impossibility Theorem
  • VI. Competition, Cooperation, and Economic Welfare
    • Introduction to Part VI
    • Essay 21. Entry Barriers and Economic Welfare
    • Essay 22. Oligopolistic Competition and Economic Welfare: A General Equilibrium Analysis of Entry Regulation and Tax-Subsidy Schemes
    • Essay 23. Symmetric Cournot Oligopoly and Economic Welfare: A Synthesis
    • Essay 24. Cooperative and Noncooperative R&D in an Oligopoly with Spillovers
  • VII. Historically Speaking
    • Introduction to Part VII
    • Essay 25. Introduction to Social Choice and Welfare
    • Essay 26. Paretian Welfare Judgments and Bergsonian Social Choice
    • Essay 27. Welfare Economics beyond Welfarist Consequentialism
    • Essay 28. Informational Bases of Welfare Economics, Transcendental Institutionalism, and the Comparative Assessment Approach
  • Index

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