Anonymous Single-Profile Welfarism
AbstractThis note reexamines the single-profile approach to social-choice theory. If an alternative is interpreted as a social state of affairs or a history of the world, it can be argued that a multi-profile approach is inappropriate because the information profile is determined by the set of alternatives. However, single-profile approaches are criticized because of the limitations they impose on the possibility of formulating properties such as anonymity. We suggest an alternative definition of anonymity that applies in a single-profile setting and characterize anonymous single-profile welfarism under a richness assumption.
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Welfarism; single-ofile social choice; anonymity;
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- BLACKORBY, Charles & BOSSERT, Walter & DONALDSON, David, 2004. "Anonymous Single-Profile Welfarism," Cahiers de recherche 04-2004, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
- Blackorby, Charles & Bossert, Walter & Donaldson, David, 2004. "Anonymous Single-Profile Welfarism," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 707, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
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