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Zhou’s aggregation theorems with multiple welfare weights

  • Nascimento, Leandro
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    This paper extends the aggregation theorems of Zhou (1997) to incorporate a social preference for randomization. We establish variations of Harsanyi’s utilitarianism theorems for general societies in which there exists a set of welfare weights, and a maxmin rule is applied.

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    Volume (Year): 47 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4-5 ()
    Pages: 654-658

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:47:y:2011:i:4:p:654-658
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