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Characterizing the Nash social welfare relation for infinite utility streams: a note

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  • Susumu Cato

    (Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

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This note provides an axiomatic analysis of a social welfare ordering over infinite utility streams. We offer two characterizations of an infinite-horizon version of the Nash criterion.

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  • Susumu Cato, 2009. "Characterizing the Nash social welfare relation for infinite utility streams: a note," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 2372-2379.
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    Keywords

    Infinite generations; intergenerational equity; the Nash criterion;
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    JEL classification:

    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making

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