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Multi-profile welfarism: a generalisation

By Charles Blackorby, Walter Bossert and David Donaldson


This paper characterizes welfarist social evaluation in a multi-profile setting where, in addition to multiple utility profiles, there may be more than one profile of nonwelfare information. We prove a new version of the welfarism theorem in this alternative framework, and we demonstrate that adding a plausible and weak anonymity property to the welfarism axioms generates welfarist social-evaluation orderings that are anonymous

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Publisher: University of Warwick, Department of Economics
Year: 2004
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