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Fleurbaey, Marc

Works: 54 works in 146 publications in 2 languages and 2,914 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Interviewee
Classifications: HM671, 330.1556
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Fairness, responsibility, and welfare by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Many philosophers define social justice in terms of equal opportunities and economists have incorporated such notions in a new kind of welfare economics in which personal responsibility plays a key role. This book takes a critical perspective and combines philosophical scrutiny with economic analysis to elaborate on these developments
A theory of fairness and social welfare by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 libraries worldwide
"The definition and measurement of social welfare have been a vexed issue for the past century. This book makes a constructive, easily applicable proposal and suggests how to evaluate the economic situation of a society in a way that gives priority to the worse-off and that respects each individual's preferences over his or her own consumption, work, leisure and so on. This approach resonates with the current concern to go 'beyond the GDP' in the measurement of social progress. Compared to technical studies in welfare economics, this book emphasizes constructive results rather than paradoxes and impossibilities, and shows how one can start from basic principles of efficiency and fairness and end up with concrete evaluations of policies. Compared to more philosophical treatments of social justice, this book is more precise about the definition of social welfare and reaches conclusions about concrete policies and institutions only after a rigorous derivation from clearly stated principles"--
Beyond GDP : measuring welfare and assessing sustainability by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
In spite of recurrent criticism and an impressive production of alternative indicators by scholars and NGOs, GDP remains the central indicator of countries' success. This book revisits the foundations of indicators of social welfare, and critically examines the four main alternatives to GDP that have been proposed: composite indicators, subjective well-being indexes, capabilities (the underlying philosophy of the Human Development Index), and equivalent incomes. Its provocative thesis is that the problem with GDP is not that it uses a monetary metric but that it focuses on a narrow set of aspects of individual lives. It is actually possible to build an alternative, more comprehensive, monetary indicator that takes income as its first benchmark and adds or subtracts corrections that represent the benefit or cost of non-market aspects of individual lives. Such a measure can respect the values and preferences of the people and give as much weight as they do to the non-market dimensions. A further provocative idea is that, in contrast, most of the currently available alternative indicators, including subjective well-being indexes, are not as respectful of people's values because, like GDP, they are too narrow and give specific weights to the various dimensions of life in a more uniform way, without taking account of the diversity of views on life in the population. The popular attraction that such alternative indicators derive from being non-monetary is therefore based on equivocation. Moreover, it is argued in this book that "greening" GDP and relative indicators is not the proper way to incorporate sustainability concerns. Sustainability involves predicting possible future paths, therefore different indicators than those assessing the current situation. While various indicators have been popular (adjusted net savings, ecological footprint), none of them involves the necessary forecasting effort that a proper evaluation of possible futures requires
Théories économiques de la justice by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Monnaie et valeur by Jean-Michel Grandmont( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Social ethics and normative economics : essays in honour of Serge-Christophe Kolm by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 libraries worldwide
This collection of thirteen essays on social ethics and normative economics honouring Serge-Christophe Kolm's seminal contributions to this field addresses the following questions: How should the public sector price its production and services? What are the normative foundations of criteria for comparing distributions of riches and advantages? How should intergenerational social immobility and inequality in circumstances be measured? What is a fair way to form partnerships? How vulnerable to manipulation is the Lindahl rule for allocating public goods? What are the properties of Kolm's ELIE ta
Education, distributive justice and adverse selection by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
We consider a model of education planning in an economy in which agents differ in their costs of acquiring education. The agents' cost parameter, called "talent," is not observed. The Principal is endowed with a fixed sum of money, with which two types of transfer can be made: in cash and in kind. The Principal can finance transfers in kind, called "help," by means of schooling expenditures, which reduce the agent's education cost. The Principal seeks to maximize a social welfare function which is a CES index of utility levels. We study the optimal allocation of individual education effort, schooling expenditures (help), and cash, under self-selection and budget constraints. Assuming first that the set of types is finite, and that help and effort are sufficiently substitutable, we find that individual education investment levels are an increasing function, and help is a decreasing function of talent. Utility levels cannot be equalized because of self-selection constraints. More aversion for inequality unequivocally leads to more inequality of educational achievements, and to more assistance through redistribution. This remains true in the limit, under strictly egalitarian preferences of the Principal. The same qualitative properties hold in the general case of a continuum of types. Bunching at the lower end of the talent scale is a feature of the solution for sufficiently high degrees of inequality aversion
Optimal income taxation : an ordinal approach by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Sharing the cost of a public good without subsidies by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Intertemporal equity and the extension of the Ramsey criterion by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Freedom in economics : new perspectives in normative analysis by Jean-François Laslier( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This book provides a substantial contribution to the fruitful dialogue between philosophers and economists on the subject of freedom
Une contribution à la théorie économique de l'équité by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Les champions du PIB par tête et ceux du niveau de vie ( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Le produit intérieur brut (PIB) par habitant est l'indicateur de référence pour effectuer des comparaisons internationales de niveau de vie. Il présente pourtant un inconvénient majeur puisqu'il ne tient pas compte des composantes non monétaires qui peuvent sensiblement différer d'un pays à l'autre. Les auteurs estiment ici que la préférence exclusive pour le revenu monétaire n'existe pas, mais qu'en fonction de l'histoire et du contexte culturel de chaque pays, des arbitrages sont réalisés entre les différentes composantes du niveau de vie. Celles-ci peuvent être exprimées en termes de "revenu équivalent". A partir de cette idée, ils élaborent un nouvel indicateur de niveau de vie intégrant différents aspects du bien-être individuel et social (loisir, santé, inégalités, soutenabilité, etc.). Le classement des pays selon le niveau de vie, lorsqu'il est effectué à l'aide de ce nouvel indicateur, modifie quelque peu le rang habituel de certaines nations : le Japon et la France notamment gagent des places tandis que les Etats-Unis en perdent."--Editeur
Optimal growth and transfers between generations by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in French and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Fairness by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Économie normative ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Three solutions for the compensation problem by Marc Fleurbaey( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Justice, political liberalism, and utilitarianism : themes from Harsanyi and Rawls by Marc Fleurbaey( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A lengthy introductory essay by the editors provides background information on the relevant economics, game theory, philosophy, and social choice theory, as well as readers' guides to the individual contributions, so as to make this volume accessible to scholars in a wide range of disciplines."--Jacket
Multi-dimensional Living Standards A Welfare Measure Based on Preferences ( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Abstract: We compute a distribution-adjusted welfare measure that aggregates outcomes in three dimensions of well-being, namely income, employment and longevity. Aggregation weights reflect preferences of people on these dimensions. The welfare measure is calculated for 26 OECD countries and selected emerging economies, and covers about three decades. Relying on a single theoretical model of a hypothetical representative agent, we combine life satisfaction regressions to capture the full welfare losses of unemployment with a calibration approach to capture the value of longevity. We test for robustness of results over a series of datasets and specifications and find that the resulting estimated shadow prices of (one percentage point of) unemployment and one year of longevity average 2% and 6% of income respectively. While we assume an identical utility function for all individuals, shadow prices of unemployment and longevity vary both across countries and within countries across income groups. We find that economic growth differs significantly from the growth of our welfare measure. The latter grew faster than GDP thanks to the gains that countries experienced on longevity, but was also more volatile due to changes in unemployment. Rising income inequality exerts a negative effect on our welfare measure. Gains in longevity have almost the same impact on welfare as income growth, while the long-term impact of employment was smaller
Arguing about justice : essays for Philippe Van Parijs by Bruce A Ackerman( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book brings together fifty of today's finest thinkers. They were asked to let their imaginations run free to advance new ideas on a wide range of social and political issues. They did so as friends, on the occasion of Philippe Van Parijs's sixtieth birthday. Rather than restricting themselves to comments on his numerous writings, the authors engage with the topics on which he has focused his attention over the years, especially with the various dimensions of justice, its scope, and its demands. They discuss issues ranging from the fair distribution of marriage opportunities to the limits of argumentation in a democracy, the deep roots of inequality, the challenges to basic income and the requirements of linguistic justice. They provide ample food for thought for both academic and general readers
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Fleurbaey, M. 1961-
مارك فلورباييه، 1961-
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French (18)
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