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Choice, welfare and measurement

Author: Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999, ©1997.
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An introductory essay in this book interrelates the writer's diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the underlying issues of economic analysis  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Kumar Sen
ISBN: 0674127781 9780674127784
OCLC Number: 47128179
Description: 460 p. : il
Contents: Preface Introduction Part 1: Choice and Preference 1. Choice Functions and Revealed Preference 2. Behaviour and the Concept to Preference 3. Choice, Orderings and Morality 4. Rational Fools: A Critique of the Behavioural Foundations of Economic Theory Part 2: Preference Aggregation 5. A Possibility Theorem on Majority Decisions 6. Quasi-transitivity, Rational Choice and Collective Decisions 7. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Rational Choice under Majority 8. Decision with P.K. Pattanaik 9. Social Choice Theory: A Re-examination Part 3: Welfare Comparisons and Social Choice 10. Interpersonal Aggregation and Partial Comparability 11. On Ignorance and Equal Distribution 12. On weights and Measure: Informational Constraints in Social Welfare Analysis 13. Interpersonal Comparisons of Welfare Part 4: Non-Utility Information The Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal 14. Liberty, Unanimity and Rights 15. Personal Utilities and Public Judgments: or What's Wrong with Welfare 16. Economics 17. Equality of What Part 5: Social Measurement 18. Poverty: an ordinal Approach to Measurement 19. Real National Income 20. Ethical Measurement of Inequality: Some Difficulties 21. Description as Choice Name Index Subject Index
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Amartya Sen, [the 1998] Nobel Prizewinner in Economics, has helped give voice to the world's poor. And that is no small matter, for the very lives of the world's poor may depend on having their Read more...

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