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Inequality averse collective choice

  • Ok, Efe A.

The Lorenz-Pareto Optimal Frontier of a collective choice problem indentifies a (usually quite large) subset of all Pareto optimal outcomes which are not inegalitarian according to the Lorenz criterion. We study the basic properties of Lorenz-Pareto optimal choice functions and in particular obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for rationalizability and representability of such functions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 30 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 301-321

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