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Bossert, Walter

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Works: 190 works in 483 publications in 2 languages and 2,663 library holdings
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: HB883.5, 304.601
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Publications by Walter Bossert
Most widely held works by Walter Bossert
Population issues in social-choice theory, welfare economics and ethics by Charles Blackorby( Book )
15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"This book presents an exploration of the idea of the common or social good, extended so that alternatives with different populations can be ranked. The approach is, in the main, welfarist, basing rankings on the well-being, broadly conceived, of those who are alive (or ever lived). The axiomatic method is employed, and topics investigated include the measurement of individual well-being, social attitudes toward inequality of well-being, the main classes of population principles, principles that provide incomplete rankings, principles that rank uncertain alternatives, best choices from feasible sets, and applications. The chapters are divided, with mathematical arguments confined to the second part
Consistency, choice, and rationality by Walter Bossert( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"The authors present a thorough mathematical treatment of Suzumura consistency, an alternative to established coherence properties such as transitivity, quasi-transitivity, or acyclicity. Applications in individual and social choice theory, fields important not only to economics but also to philosophy and political science, are discussed. Specifically, the authors explore topics such as rational choice and revealed preference theory, and collective decision making in an atemporal framework as well as in an intergenerational setting."--Publisher
On some variable population size issues in welfare economics by Walter Bossert( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Theorie kollektiver Entscheidungen : eine Einführung by Walter Bossert( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Kollektive Entscheidungen, also Entscheidungen einer Gruppe von Personen für die Gruppe, spielen in allen Bereichen menschlichen Zusammenlebens eine wichtige Rolle. Das Buch bietet eine systematische Einführung in die moderne Theorie kollektiver Entscheidungen, wie sie insbesondere von Arrow begründet wurde. Es richtet sich an Studenten der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften und behandelt die prominentesten Methoden, mit denen auf der Basis individueller Wertvorstellungen Gruppenentscheidungen getroffen werden. Ausgehend von konkreten Entscheidungsmechanismen, wie den diktatorischen, oligarchischen, rituellen und den Einstimmigkeits- und Mehrheitsentscheidungen, werden in axiomatischer Weise Eigenschaften bzw. Anforderungen an die Entscheidungsprozedur formuliert und diskutiert, die sicherstellen sollen, daß das Entscheidungsergebnis "vernünftig" ist. Zusätzlich werden auch neuere Ergebnisse über die Berücksichtigung interpersoneller Nutzenvergleiche bei der kollektiven Entscheidungsfindung, über optimale Kompromisse und über die Manipulierbarkeit kollektiver Entscheidungen vorgestellt
Intertemporal population ethics : critical level utilitarian principles by Charles Blackorby( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Information invariance in variable-population social-choice problems by Charles Blackorby( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Efficiency in uncertain cooperative games by Walter Bossert( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A contingent contract in a transferable utility game under uncertainty specifies an outcome for each possible state. It is assumed that coalitions evaluate these contracts by considering the minimal possible excesses. A main question of the paper concerns the existence and characterization of efficient contracts. It is shown that they exist if and only if the set of possible coalitions contains a balanced subset. Moreover, a characterization of values that result in efficient contracts in the case of minimally balanced collections is provided
Non-deteriorating choice without full transitivity by Walter Bossert( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Minimax regret and efficient bargaining under uncertainty by Walter Bossert( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Multi-attribute decision-making in individual and social choice by Walter Bossert( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Poverty and time by Walter Bossert( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
We examine the measurement of individual poverty in an intertemporal context. Our aim is to capture the importance of persistence in a state of poverty and we characterize a corresponding individual intertemporal poverty measure. Our first axiom requires that intertemporal poverty is identical to static poverty in the degenerate single-period case. The remaining two properties express decomposability requirements within poverty spells and across spells in order to reflect the persistence issue. In addition, we axiomatize an aggregation procedure to obtain an intertemporal poverty measure for societies and we illustrate our new index with an application to EU countries. -- Intertemporal poverty measurement ; equity
Anordnung von passiven Schutzeinrichtungen im Strassenraum by Peter Burkel( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Schaffung von Grundlagen und eines Manuskripts für die SN 640 566, Passiver Schutz im Strassenraum, Einsatz, Wahl und Anordnung von Fahrzeugrückhaltesystemen. Forschungsauftrag 7/91 auf Antrag der VSS
Efficient solutions to bargaining problems with uncertain disagreement points by Walter Bossert( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Choice under complete uncertainty : axiomatic characterizations of some decision rules by Walter Bossert( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
On the extension of preferences over a set to the power set: an axiomatic characterization of a quasi-ordering by Walter Bossert( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in German and English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Measuring economic insecurity by Walter Bossert( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
We provide an axiomatic treatment of the measurement of economic insecurity, assuming that individual insecurity depends on the current wealth level and its variations experienced in the past. The first component plays the role of a buffer stock to rely on in case of an adverse future event. The second component determines the confidence an individual has on his ability to overcome a loss in the future. Experiences in the recent past are given higher weight than experiences that occurred in the more distant past. Two classes of measures are characterized with sets of plausible and intuitive axioms. -- insecurity ; wealth streams ; economic index numbers
Multi-profile intergenerational social choice by Walter Bossert( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This version: August 17, 2010
Utilitarianism and the theory of justice by Charles Blackorby( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Cooperative vs. non-cooperative truels : little agreement, but does that matter? by Walter Bossert( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Single-peaked choice by Walter Bossert( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Single-peaked preferences have played an important role in the literature ever since they were used by Black (1948) to formulate a domain restriction that is sufficient for theexclusion of cycles according to the majority rule. In this paper, we approach single-peakedness from a choice-theoretic perspective. We show that the well-known axiom independence of irrelevant alternatives (a form of contraction consistency) and a weakcontinuity requirement characterize a class of single-peaked choice functions. Moreover, we examine the rationalizability and the rationalizability-representability of these choice functions
 
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Alternative Names
Bossert, W.
Bossert, Walter Manfred
Languages
English (102)
German (11)
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