Variable-population extensions of social aggregation theorems
Blackorby, Charles, 1937-, Bossert, Walter and Donaldson, David. (2007) Variable-population extensions of social aggregation theorems. Social Choice and Welfare, Vol.28 (No.4). pp. 567-589. ISSN 0176-1714Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00355-006-0188-x
This paper examines principles for social evaluation under uncertainty in environments with a variable population. In contrast to most of the literature, we employ a model that is formulated in terms of prospects rather than lotteries. Starting from a fixed-population result, a multi-profile variant of Harsanyi's social aggregation theorem is extended to a variable-population environment. Two nested classes of population principles under uncertainty are characterized. Each is a variable-population extension of ex-ante utilitarianism. The results continue to apply if the probability distribution may vary, as long as probabilities are objectively known or agreed upon by all individuals and society.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social Choice and Welfare|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 567-589|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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