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Multi-Profile Intertemporal Social Choice

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  • Walter Bossert
  • Kotaro Suzumura

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We provide a brief survey of some literature on intertemporal social choice theory in a multi-profile setting. As is well-known, Arrow’s impossibility result hinges on the assumption that the population is finite. For infinite populations, there exist nondictatorial social welfare functions satisfying Arrow’s axioms and they can be described by their corresponding collections of decisive coalitions. We review contributions that explore whether this possibility in the infinite-population context allows for a richer class of social welfare functions in an intergenerational model. Different notions of stationarity formulated for individual and for social preferences are examined.

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  • Walter Bossert & Kotaro Suzumura, 2012. "Multi-Profile Intertemporal Social Choice," Cahiers de recherche 09-2012, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
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    Keywords

    Infinite-population social choice; multi-profile social choice; decisiveness; intergenerational choice;
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    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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