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Choice, welfare and measurement /

by Sen, Amartya,
Published by : Oxford University Press, (New Delhi :) Physical details: 460 p. ; 23 cm. ISBN:9780195651324 (pbk.); 0195651324 (pbk.). Year: 2006
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Originally published: Oxford : Blackwell, 1982.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Pt. I. Choice and Preference. 1. Choice Functions and Revealed Preference. 2. Behaviour and the Concept of Preference. 3. Choice, Orderings and Morality. 4. Rational Fools: A Critique of the Behavioural Foundations of Economic Theory -- Pt. II. Preference Aggregation. 5. A Possibility Theorem on Majority Decisions. 6. Quasi-transitivity, Rational Choice and Collective Decisions. 7. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Rational Choice under Majority Decision / Amartya Kumar Sen and P. K. Pattanaik. 8. Social Choice Theory: A Re-examination -- Pt. III. Welfare Comparisons and Social Choice. 9. Interpersonal Aggregation and Partial Comparability. 10. On Ignorance and Equal Distribution. 11. On Weights and Measures: Informational Constraints in Social Welfare Analysis. 12. Interpersonal Comparisons of Welfare -- Pt. IV. Non-utility Information. 13. The Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal. 14. Liberty, Unanimity and Rights.

15. Personal Utilities and Public Judgements: or What's Wrong with Welfare Economics? 16. Equality of What? -- Pt. V. Social Measurement. 17. Poverty: An Ordinal Approach to Measurement. 18. Real National Income. 19. Ethical Measurement of Inequality: Some Difficulties. 20. Description as Choice.

Choice, Welfare and Measurement contains many of Amartya Sen's most important contributions to economic analysis and methods, including papers on individual and social choice, preference and rationality, and aggregation and economic measurement. A substantial introductory essay interrelates his diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the underlying issues.

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