Choice, preferences, and procedures : a rational choice theoretic approach / Kotaro Suzumura.

"Social choice theory critically assesses and rationally designs economic mechanisms for improving human well-being. Kotaro Suzumura-- one of the world's foremost thinkers in social choice theory and welfare economics--fuses abstract ideas with real-world economies to examine foundational...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Suzumura, Kōtarō, 1944-2020, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Original Sources
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Rational Choice as Rationalizable Choice
  • Introduction to Part I
  • Essay 1. Rational Choice and Revealed Preference
  • Essay 2. Houthakker's Axiom in the Theory of Rational Choice
  • Essay 3. Suzumura-Consistent Rationalizability
  • Essay 4. Revealed Preference and Choice under Uncertainty
  • Part II. Social choice and Welfare Economics
  • Introduction to Part II
  • Essay 5. Impossibility Theorems without Collective Rationality
  • Essay 6. Remarks on the Theory of Collective Choice
  • Essay 7. Arrovian Aggregation in Economic Environments: How Much Should We Know about Indifference Surfaces?
  • Essay 8. A Characterization of Suzumura-Consistent Collective Choice Rules
  • Part III. Equity, Efficiency, and Intergenerational Justice
  • Introduction to Part III
  • Essay 9. On Pareto-Efficiency and the No-Envy Concept of Equity
  • Essay 10. The Informational Basis of the Theory of Fair Allocation
  • Essay 11. Ordering Infinite Utility Streams
  • Essay 12. Multi-Profile Intergenerational Social Choice
  • Part IV. Individual Rights and Social Welfare
  • Introduction to Part IV
  • Essay 13. On the Consistency of Libertarian Claims
  • Essay 14. Liberal Paradox and the Voluntary Exchange of Rights Exercising
  • Essay 15. Individual Rights Revisited
  • Essay 16. Welfare, Rights, and Social Choice Procedure: A Perspective
  • Part V. Consequentialism Versus Nonconsequentialism
  • Introduction to Part V
  • Essay 17. Consequences, Opportunities, and Procedures
  • Essay 18. Characterizations of Consequentialism and Nonconsequentialism
  • Essay 19. Consequences, Opportunities, and Generalized Consequentialism and Nonconsequentialism
  • Essay 20. Welfarist-Consequentialism, Similarity of Attitudes, and Arrow's General Impossibility Theorem
  • Part VI. Competition, Cooperation, and Economic Welfare
  • Introduction to Part VI
  • Essay 21. Entry Barriers and Economic Welfare
  • Essay 22. Oligopolistic Competition and Economic Welfare: A General Equilibrium Analysis of Entry Regulation and Tax-Subsidy Schemes
  • Essay 23. Symmetric Cournot Oligopoly and Economic Welfare: A Synthesis
  • Essay 24. Cooperative and Noncooperative R & D in an Oligopoly with Spillovers
  • Part VII. Historically Speaking
  • Introduction to Part VII
  • Essay 25. Introduction to Social Choice and Welfare
  • Essay 26. Paretian Welfare Judgments and Bergsonian Social Choice
  • Essay 27. Welfare Economics beyond Welfarist Consequentialism
  • Essay 28. Informational Bases of Welfare Economics, Transcendental Institutionalism, and the Comparative Assessment Approach
  • Index.