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The Pazner-Schmeidler social ordering: A defense

  • Marc Fleurbaey

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It is shown that the Pazner-Schmeidler social ordering appears as a very natural solution to the problem of defining social preferences over distributions of divisible goods. The paper analyses various ways of deriving this social ordering from minimally egalitarian conditions and informational parsimony requirements. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Economic Design.

Volume (Year): 9 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 145-166

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