Multi-profile welfarism: a generalisation
Blackorby, Charles, 1937-, Bossert, Walter and Donaldson, David, 1938- (2004) Multi-profile welfarism: a generalisation. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Warwick economic research papers (No.710).
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This paper characterizes welfarist social evaluation in a multi-profile setting where, in addition to multiple utility profiles, there may be more than one profile of nonwelfare information. We prove a new version of the welfarism theorem in this alternative framework, and we demonstrate that adding a plausible and weak anonymity property to the welfarism axioms generates welfarist social-evaluation orderings that are anonymous.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Welfare economics, Utility theory, Social choice, Social policy, Economic policy|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||February 2004|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)|
|Adapted As:||Blackorby, C., Bossert, W. and Donaldson, D. (2006). Multi-profile welfarism: a generalisation. Social Choice and Welfare, 24(2), pp. 253–267.|
|Version or Related Resource:||Revised version of: Blackorby, C., Bossert, W. and Donaldson, D. (2004?). Welfarism with multiple non-welfare profiles.|
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