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Mark Pauly on welfare economics: Normative rabbits from positive hats

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  • Culyer, Anthony J.
  • Evans, Robert G.

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Mark Pauly's (Pauly, 1994a) editorial comment on Labelle et al. (1994a) sows seeds whose harvest is a dangerous confusion of intellectual categories. Out of that confusion, he dismisses as irrelevant an approach to the evaluation of social arrangements in health care that we and many others consider a useful normative framework, and that is increasingly widely used.
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  • Culyer, Anthony J. & Evans, Robert G., 1996. "Mark Pauly on welfare economics: Normative rabbits from positive hats," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 243-251, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:15:y:1996:i:2:p:243-251
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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets

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