A characterization of utilitarianism without the transitivity axiom
We show that d'Aspremont and Gevers' (1977) characterization of utilitarianism can be strengthened by dropping the condition of transitivity of the social preference relation while slightly strengthening the Anonymity condition. The Anonymity condition we use is weaker, however, than the combination of transitivity and d'Aspremont and Gevers' Anonymity condition.
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Volume (Year): 16 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Note:||Received: 24 January 1996/Accepted: 1 December 1997|
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