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Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen: ethics, welfare, and measurement

Author: Basu, Kaushik ; Kanbur, RaviPublisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 602 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199239115Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexContents Note: Vol 1: Ethics, welfare, and measurement, 602 p. vol. 2: Society, institutions, and development, 630 p.
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Vol 1: Ethics, welfare, and measurement, 602 p. vol. 2: Society, institutions, and development, 630 p.


Arguments for a Better World Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen Contents List of Figures List of Tables List of Contributors viii x xii Introduction 1 PART I ETHICS, NORMATIVE ECONOMICS AND WELFARE 1. Why Economics Needs Ethical Theory JOHN BROOME 7 15 2. The Sen System of Social Evaluation S. R. OSMANI 3. The Good Life and the Good Economy: The Humanist Perspective of Aristotle, the Pragmatists and the Vitalists, and the Economic Justice of John Rawls EDMUND S. PHELPS 35 50 68 80 4. The Adaptation Problem, Evolution and Normative Economics MOZAFFAR QIZILBASH 5. Rights and Interests T. M. SCANLON 6. Elements of a Theory of the Right to Development ARJUN SENGUPTA PART II AGENCY, AGGREGATION AND SOCIAL CHOICE 7. Rational Choice on General Domains WALTER BOSSERT AND KOTARO SUZUMURA 103 8. Some Remarks on the Ranking of Infinite Utility Streams BHASKAR DUTTA 136 9. Individual Choices in a Non-Consequentialist Framework: A Procedural Approach WULF GAERTNER AND YONGSHENG XU 148 167 193 213 231 250 10. The Method of Majority Decision and Rationality Conditions SATISH K. JAIN 11. Convexity and Separability in Representing Consensus ISAAC LEVI 12. Rights, Individual Preferences and Collective Rationality PRASANTA K. PATTANAIK 13. Irrelevant Alternatives KEVIN ROBERTS 14. Limited Rights and Social Choice Rules MAURICE SALLES 15. Dominance Criteria for Critical-Level Generalized Utilitarianism ALAIN TRANNOY AND JOHN A. WEYMARK 262 PART III POVERTY, CAPABILITIES AND MEASUREMENT 16. The Measurement of Capabilities PAUL ANAND, CRISTINA SANTOS AND RON SMITH 283 311 337 362 375 17. On Ultrapoverty SUDHIR ANAND, CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND OLIVER LINTON 18. Multidimensional Poverty Orderings: Theory and Applications FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON AND SATYA R. CHAKRAVARTY 19. External Capabilities JAMES E. FOSTER AND CHRISTOPHER HANDY 20. On the Welfarist Rationale for Relative Poverty Lines MARTIN RAVALLION 21. Justice as Fairness and the Capability Approach INGRID ROBEYNS 397 22. Ungrouping Income Distributions: Synthesizing Samples for Inequality and Poverty Analysis ANTHONY SHORROCKS AND GUANGHUA WAN 414 23. A Practical Proposal for Simplifying the Measurement of Income Poverty S. SUBRAMANIAN 435 PART IV IDENTITY, COLLECTIVE ACTION AND PUBLIC ECONOMICS 24. Concepts and Measures of Agency SABINA ALKIRE 455 475 489 501 25. Sen's Identities KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH 26. Welfare Economics and Giving for Development A. B. ATKINSON 27. Justice, Equity and Sharing the Cost of a Public Project RAJAT DEB, INDRANIL K. GHOSH AND TAE KUN SEO 28. Isolation, Assurance and Rules: Can Rational Folly Supplant Foolish Rationality? PETER HAMMOND 523 29. Simple Formulae for Optimal Income Taxation and the Measurement of Inequality JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ 535 Index of Names Index of Subjects 567 573

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