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Tamaño de Población Socialmente Óptimo

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  • Marc Nerlove
  • Assaf Razin
  • Efraim Sadka

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The question of optimal population size is investigated for three alternative social welfare functions: (1) the total utility of the present and future generations (Benthamite), (2) the average utility (Millian), and (3) the individual utility of a member

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  • Marc Nerlove & Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka, 1986. "Tamaño de Población Socialmente Óptimo," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 23(68), pages 3-24.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:23:y:1986:i:68:p:3-24
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