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Gaertner, Wulf

Works: 90 works in 299 publications in 2 languages and 5,306 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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A primer in social choice theory by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
"This introductory text explores the theory of social choice, or the analysis of collective decision making. The main aim of the book is to introduce students to the various methods of aggregating the preferences of all members of a given society into some social or collective preference. Written as a primer suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates, this text will act as an important starting point for students grappling with the complexities of social choice theory. Rigorous yet accessible, this primer avoids the use of technical language and provides an up-to-date discussion of this rapidly developing field."--Jacket
Domain conditions in social choice theory by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
"Domain Conditions in Social Choice Theory will be an essential addition to the library of social choice theory for scholars and their advanced graduate students."--Jacket
Social choice and bargaining perspectives on distributive justice by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
This book studies two distinct approaches to distributive justice. The firstoriginates from axiomatic social choice theory and studies positionalist aggregation functions. Profiles of individual extended orderings over alternative social states are mapped into a social ordering of these states. The informational framework of this procedure is ordinal and requires interpersonal comparisons of utility levels. The aggregation mechanism which is proposed can be characterized as a generalized ranking rule with a nonlinear weighting scheme, allowing an equity axiom to be satisfied. The second approach is rooted in axiomatic bargaining theory and uses cardinal individual utilities which are not required to be interpersonally comparable. The second path leads to a new characterization of the Gauthier solution for n persons that can suitably bedefined as a lexicographical maximin solution in relative utility gains. Again, an equity axiom proves to be useful. Both approaches are subjected to empirical investigations. In the first one, results from questionnaires are presented. In the second one, findings from laboratory experiments are discussed
Empirical social choice : questionnaire : experimental studies on distributive justice by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Since Aristotle, many different theories of distributive justice have been proposed, by philosophers as well as social scientists. The typical approach within social choice theory is to assess these theories in an axiomatic way - most of the time the reader is confronted with abstract reasoning and logical deductions. This book shows that empirical insights are necessary if one wants to apply any theory of justice in the real world. It does so by confronting the main theories of distributive justice with data from (mostly) questionnaire experiments. The book starts with an extensive discussion on why empirical social choice makes sense and how it should be done. It then presents various experimental results relating to theories of distributive justice, including the Rawlsian equity axiom, Harsanyi's version of utilitarianism, utilitarianism with a floor, responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism, the claims problem and fairness in health
Distributive justice and inequality : a selection of papers given at a conference, Berlin, May 1986 by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and German and held by 139 libraries worldwide
From May 20 to May 24, 1986 a conference on distributive justice and in equality was held at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin (Wis senschaftskolleg zu Berlin). More than thirty scholars participated in this conference. The topics of the presentations ranged from ethics, welfare economics and social choice theory to characterizations of inequality meas ures and redistributive taxation schemes. This book contains a selection of the papers given at the conference. This collection of articles also appeared as issues 2 and 3 of volume 5 of Social Choice and Welfare. In the first paper P. Suppes argues for a pluralistic concept of equity. For too long the emphasis has been on income distribution but there are other characteristics which are important when one talks about equity. Suppes suggests that it would be desirable to have Lorenz curves for a variety of fea tures of societies, such as education, health and housing. P. Dasgupta studies the quality of lives in terms of an index of living stand ards. One has to distinguish between "same number choices" (the number of lives is given) and "different numbers choices" (problem of optimum popUlation). The author argues that in the latter case the anonymity (or sym metry) axiom cannot be readily defended. Once it is dropped, however, an incoherence in the moral ordering of possible worlds arises. The moral basis for different numbers choices becomes generation-dependent, an overall moral ordering of possible worlds no longer exists
Wirtschaftsethische Perspektiven by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in German and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Wirtschaftsethische Perspektiven ( Book )
in German and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Interdependenz der Konsumentenentscheidungen : ein Modell dynamischer Nachfragefunktionen by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Einige Theorien der Verteilungsgerechtigkeit im Vergleich by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in German and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Methodische Grundsatzfragen, Unternehmensethik, Kooperations- und Verteilungsprobleme ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Rationality and external reference by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
On rationalizability of choice functions : a characterization of the median by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Evaluation via extended orderings : empirical findings from West and East by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Self-supporting preferences and individual rights : the possibility of paretian libertarianism by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Alternative libertarian claims and Sen's paradox by Lorenz Krüger( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Individual rights revisited by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Empirical social choice by Wulf Gaertner( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The first self-contained analysis of the use of questionnaire data to test theories of distributive justice
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Gaertner, W.
Gaertner, W. 1942-
Gaertner, W. (Wulf)
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