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Collective Choice and Social Welfare

An Expanded Edition

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ISBN 9780674919211

Publication Date: 05/17/2018


640 pages

United States and its dependencies only

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There are many books that qualify as good, but it is a rare book that can be described as transformative. Straddling economics, philosophy, and logic, Amartya Sen’s Collective Choice and Social Welfare is widely recognized as a transformative and seminal work that shaped modern welfare economics… The publication of this classic after so many years, in an enlarged edition, is an occasion for celebration.—Kaushik Basu, The Indian Express

Trying to find a sober and rational voice amidst all of the nationalistic-inward-breast-beating-hysteria is getting increasingly more difficult. Thankfully, though, the Indian economist, Amartya Sen, is someone who has been providing a voice of reason—to think about how to build a fairer and more just society—for decades.—J. P. O’Malley, The Irish Examiner

Expanding on the early work of Condorcet, Pareto, Arrow, and others, Sen provides rigorous mathematical argumentation on the merits of voting mechanisms… For those with graduate training, it will serve as a frequently consulted reference and a necessity on one’s book shelf.—J. F. O’Connell, Choice

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