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Essays on individual decision-making and social welfare

Author: Prasanta K Pattanaik
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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These essays by eminent economist Prasanta K. Pattanaik deal with two distinct areas. (i) the theory of decision making by individuals; and (ii) welfare economics and the theory of social choice.

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Pattanaik, Prasanta K.
Essays on individual decision-making and social welfare.
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)760790965
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Prasanta K Pattanaik
ISBN: 9780195695960 0195695968
OCLC Number: 271771839
Description: xiii, 378 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Individual Preferences and Choice. Chapter 1: On Choosing Rationality when Preferences are Fuzzy; Chapter 2: Soft Sets: An Ordinal Formulation with some Application to the Theory of Choice; Chapter 3: Falmagne and the Rationalization of Stochastic Choices in Terms of Random Orderings; Chapter 4: Stochastic Revealed Preferences and the Theory of Demand; Chapter 5: A General Revealed Preference Theory of Stochastic Demand; Chapter 6: Decision making Under completeUncertainty; Chapter 7: An Axiomatic Characterization of the Lexicographic maximin extension of an ordering over a set to the Power Set; Chapter 8: Median based extension of an ordering over a set to the Power Set: An Axiomatic Characterization; Part 2. Welfare Economics. Chapter 9: Little and Bergson on ArrowsConcept to Social Welfare; Chapter 10: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for rational Choice under Majority Decision; Chapter 11: Distribution of Power Under Stochastic Social Choice Rules; Chapter 12: Risk Impersonality and the Social Welfare Function; Chapter 13: Individual Rights Revisited; Chapter 14: Game forms, Rights, and the Efficiency of Social Outcomes; Chapter 15: Individual Rights and Social Evaluation; Chapter 16: On ranking Opportunity Sets in Terms of Freedom of Choice; Chapter17: On Preferences and Freedom; Chapter 18: Minimal Relativism, Dominance and Standard of Living Comparisons Based on Functioning; Chapter 19: On Measuring Deprivation and the Standard of Living in a Multidimensional framework on the basis of aggregate data.
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