The representation of alienable and inalienable rights: Games in transition function form
AbstractWe propose a new type of cooperative game - a game in transition function (TF) form â€“ as a means of representing social decision making procedures that is suitable for the analysis of rights. The TF form is a generalisation of the effectivity function (EF) form, and in particular it tells us (where the EF form does not) about the alienability of a right. We describe procedures for generating a (unique) EF game from a TF game, and for generating a (non-unique) TF game from an EF game. We make some specific proposals about the representation of rights as properties of TF games and comment on some implications about the relationship between rights and Pareto efficiency.
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Date of creation: 27 Aug 2009
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Postal: Helen Chapman, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
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- Ben McQuillin & Robert Sugden, 2011. "The representation of alienable and inalienable rights: games in transition function form," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 37(4), pages 683-706, October.
- Ben McQuillin & Robert Sugden, 2011. "The representation of alienable and inalienable rights: Games in transition function form," Working Paper series, University of East Anglia, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) 11-09, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK..
- C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
- 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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