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Asheim, Geir B.

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Works: 149 works in 269 publications in 1 language and 1,117 library holdings
Classifications: QA269, 519.3
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The consistent preferences approach to deductive reasoning in games by Geir B Asheim( file )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
& Quot;The Consistent Preferences Approach to Deductive Reasoning in Games" presents, applies, and synthesizes what my co-authors and I have called the 'consistent preferences' approach to deductive reasoning in games. Briefly described, this means that the object of the analysis is the ranking by each player of his own strategies, rather than his choice. The ranking can be required to be consistent (in different senses) with his beliefs about the opponent's ranking of her strategies. This can be contrasted to the usual 'rational choice' approach where a player's strategy choice is (in dif
Justifying, characterizing, and indicating sustainability by Geir B Asheim( Computer File )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 libraries worldwide
In 1987 the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) introduced the concept of sustainable development into the political agenda. The notion of sustainability and the need to understand its full implications have sparked much interest and considerable research in various disciplines, including economics. This volume brings together 18 articles published during the last 20 years, devoted to understanding the concept of sustainable development. These articles provide economic analysis of this notion from three different perspectives: Justifying Sustainability (why care about whether development is sustainable) Characterizing Sustainability (what does sustainable development look like) Indicating Sustainability (how to tell whether development is sustainable) The first part (Justifying Sustainability) analyzes from a normative point of view why it is desirable for our generation to contribute to the implementation of sustainable development. The second part (Characterizing Sustainability) describes how manmade capital (both real and human) must be accumulated in order to make up for decreased availability of natural capital. The third part (Indicating Sustainability) examines rules and methods for attaining sustainable development for current and future generations. Each part begins with an article which functions as a survey. An up to date introduction serves to tie the three parts of the volume together
Sustainability : ethical foundations and eocnomic properties by Geir B Asheim( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The Hartwick rule : myths and facts by Geir B Asheim( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A general approach to welfare measurement through national income accounting by Geir B Asheim( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
We develop a framework for analyzing national income accounting using a revealed welfare approach that is sufficiently general to cover, e.g., both the standard discounted utilitarian and maximin criteria as special cases. We show that the basic welfare properties of comprehensive national income accounting, which were previously ascribed only to the discounted utilitarian case, in fact extend to this more general framework. In particular, it holds under a wide range of circumstances that real NNP growth (or equivalently, a positive value of net investments) indicates welfare improvement. We illustrate the applicability of our approach by considering resource allocation mechanisms in the Dasgupta-Heal-Solow model of capital accumulation and resource depletion
Green national accounting for welfare and substainability : a taxonomy of assumptions and results by Geir B Asheim( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The malleability of undiscounted utilitarianism as a criterion of intergenerational justice by Geir B Asheim( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Constant savings rates and quasi-arithmetic population growth under exhaustible resource constraints by Geir B Asheim( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
In the Dasgupta-Heal-Solow-Stiglitz model of capital accumulation and resource depletion we show the following equivalence: If an efficient path has constant (gross and net of population growth) savings rates, then population growth must be quasi-arithmetic and the path is a maximin or a classical utilitarian optimum. Conversely, if a path is optimal according to maximin or classical utilitarianism (with constant elasticity of marginal utility) under quasiarithmetic population growth, then the (gross and net of population growth) savings rates converge asymptotically to constants
Green national accounting: why and how? by Geir B Asheim( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Climate policy under sustainable discounted utilitarianism by Simon Dietz( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Empirical evaluation of policies to mitigate climate change has been largely confined to the application of discounted utilitarianism (DU). DU is controversial, both due to the conditions through which it is justified and due to its consequences for climate policies, where the discounting of future utility gains from present abatement efforts makes it harder for such measures to justify their present costs. In this paper, we propose sustainable discounted utilitarianism (SDU) as an alternative principle for evaluation of climate policy. Unlike undiscounted utilitarianism, which always assigns zero relative weight to present utility, SDU is an axiomatically based criterion, which departs from DU by assigning zero weight to present utility if and only if the present is better off than the future. Using the DICE integrated assessment model to run risk analysis, we show that it is possible for the future to be worse off than the present along a business as usual' development path. Consequently SDU and DU differ, and willingness to pay for emissions reductions is (sometimes significantly) higher under SDU than under DU. Under SDU, stringent schedules of emissions reductions increase social welfare, even for a relatively high utility discount rate
Justifying social discounting : the rank-discounted utilitarian approach by Stéphane Zuber( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The discounted utilitarian criterion for infinite horizon social choice has been criticized for treating generations unequally. We propose an extended rank-discounted utilitarian (ERDU) criterion instead. The criterion amounts to discounted utilitarianism on non-decreasing streams, but it treats all generations impartially: discounting becomes the mere expression of intergenerational inequality aversion. We show that more inequality averse ERDU societies have higher social discount rates when future generations are better-off. We apply the ERDU approach in two benchmark economic growth models and prove that it promotes sustainable policies that maximize discounted utilitarian welfare
Sustainability and discounted utilitarianism in models of economic growth by Geir B Asheim( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Discounted utilitarianism treats generations unequally and leads to seemingly unappealing consequences in some models of economic growth. Instead, this paper presents and applies sustainable discounted utilitarianism (SDU). SDU respects the interests of future generations and resolves intergenerational conflicts by imposing on discounted utilitarianism that the evaluation be insensitive to the interests of the present generation if the present is better off than the future. An SDU social welfare function always exists. We provide a convenient sufficient condition to identify SDU optima and apply SDU to two well-known models of economic growth. We also investigate the axiomatic basis for SDU. -- Intergenerational equity ; sustainability ; discounted utilitarianism ; egalitarian consumption streams ; efficiency ; exhaustible resources
A complete and strongly anonymous leximin relation on infinite streams by Geir B Asheim( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Various extensions of the leximin order to the infinite dimensional setting have been suggested. They relax completeness and strong anonymity. Instead, by removing sensitivity to generations at infinite rank this paper defines a complete and strongly anonymous leximin relation on infinite streams. The order is axiomatized, and it is shown to be the limit of extended rank-discounted utilitarianism for any utility function, as the discount factor approaches zero
The Weitzman Foundation of NNP with non-constant interest rates : a comment to Sefton and Weale by Geir B Asheim( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Admissibility and common knowledge by Geir B Asheim( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The implications of assuming that it is commonly known that players consider only admissible best responses are investigated. Within a states-of-the-world model where a state, for each player, determines a strategy set rather than a strategy the concept of fully permissible sets is defined. General existence is established, and a finite algorithm (eliminating strategy sets instead of strategies) is provided. The concept refines rationalizability as well as the Dekel-Fudenberg procedure, and captures a notion of forward induction. When players consider all best responses, the same framework can be used to define the concept of rationalizable sets, which characterizes rationalizability
Escaping the repugnant conclusion: rank-discounted utilitarianism with variable population by Geir B Asheim( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Evaluation of climate policies and other issues requires a variable population setting where population is endogenously determined. We propose and axiomatize the rank-discounted critical-level utilitarian social welfare order. It is shown to fill out the space between critical-level utilitarianism and (a version of) critical-level leximin. Moreover, it satisfies many conditions and principles used to evaluate variable population criteria. In particular, it avoids the repugnant conclusion even when the critical level is zero
Justifiying, characterizing and indicating sustainability ( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Defining rationalizability in 2-player extensive games by Geir B Asheim( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Justifying sustainability by Geir B Asheim( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Individual and collective time-consistency by Geir B Asheim( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Asheim, G.
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