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An Axiomatic Characterization Of The Theil Inequality Order

  • Casilda Lasso de la Vega

    (University of the Basque Country)

  • Ana Urrutia

    (University of the Basque Country)

  • Oscar Volij

    ()

    (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653 Beer Sheva, Israel)

We identify an ordinal decomposability property and use it, along with other ordinal axioms, to characterize the Theil inequality ordering.

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Paper provided by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1103.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:bgu:wpaper:1103
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