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Inequality Averse Collective Choice

  • Ok, E.A.

The Lorenz-Pareto Optimal Frontier of a collective choice problem indentifies a (usually quite large) subset of all Pareto optimal outcomes which are not inegalitarian according to the Lorenz criterion. We study the basic properties of Lorenz-Pareto optimal choice functions and in particular obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for rationalizability and representability of such functions.

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Paper provided by C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University in its series Working Papers with number 96-36.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:cvs:starer:96-36
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