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On relative egalitarianism

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  • Yves Sprumont

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We reconsider the problem of aggregating individual preference orderings into a single social ordering when alternatives are lotteries and individual preferences are of the von Neumann–Morgenstern type. Relative egalitarianism ranks alternatives by applying the leximin ordering to the distributions of 0–1 normalized utilities they generate. We propose an axiomatic characterization of this aggregation rule. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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Volume (Year): 40 (2013)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 1015-1032

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Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:40:y:2013:i:4:p:1015-1032
DOI: 10.1007/s00355-012-0653-7
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