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On Procedural Freedom of Choice

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  • Arlegi, R.
  • Dimitrov, D.A.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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Numerous works in the last decade have analyzed the question of how to compare opportunity sets as a way to measure and evaluate individual freedom of choice.This paper defends that, in many contexts, external procedural aspects that are associated to an opportunity set should be taken into account when making judgements about the freedom of choice an agent enjoys.We propose criteria for comparing procedure-based opportunity sets that are consistent with both the procedural aspect of freedom and most of the standard theories of ranking opportunity sets.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2004-9.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:20049

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Keywords: opportunity set; freedom of choice;

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  1. Ricardo Arlegi, 2005. "Freedom Of Choice And Conflict Resolution," Documentos de Trabajo - Lan Gaiak Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra 0502, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra.
  2. Ahlert, Marlies, 2010. "A new approach to procedural freedom in game forms," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 392-402, September.

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