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Agreement, separability, and other axioms for quasi-linear social choice problems

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  • Youngsub Chun


    (Division of Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea)

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    A quasi-linear social choice problem is concerned with choosing one among a finite set of public projects and determining side payments among agents to cover the cost of the project, assuming each agent has quasi-linear preferences. We first investigate the logical relations between various axioms in this context. They are: agreement, separability, population solidarity, consistency, converse consistency, and population-and-cost solidarity. Also, on the basis of these axioms, we present alternative characterizations of egalitarian solutions; each solution assigns to each agent an equal share of the surplus derived from the public project over some reference utility level, but uses a different method to compute the reference utility level.

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    Article provided by Springer & The Society for Social Choice and Welfare in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 507-521

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:17:y:2000:i:3:p:507-521
    Note: Received: 18 May 1998/Accepted: 1 July 1999
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