The Principle of Strong Kiminishing Transfer
AbstractIn a seminal paper, Kolm  introduces the principle diminishing transfer. This principle requires that a transfert from an individual with income x to one with income x - D(D > 0) has a greater impact on social welfare the lower x is. On the other hand Mehran  and Kakwani  introduced another principle, namely the principle of dual diminishing transfer, which states that a transfer from an individual with rank i to one with rank (i - p) has a greater impact the lower i is. We give here necessary and sufficient conditions for a decision maker who behaves in accordance with dual Yaari's model to respect the principle of dual diminishing transfer. Unfortunately, it appears that if a decision maker who behaves in accordance with the RDEU model respects the principle of diminishing transfer, then he behaves in accordance with the EU model.
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- Alain Chateauneuf & Thibault Gajdos & Pierre-Henry Wilthien, 2002. "The Principle of Strong Diminishing Transfer," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00085936, HAL.
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
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