Collective choice and social welfare / Amartya Sen.
By: Sen, AmartyaPublisher: London : Penguin Books, 2017Edition: Expanded editionDescription: xxxvii, 601 pages : ill. (black and white)ISBN: 9780141982502 (pbk.)Subject(s): Welfare economics | Social Welfare | Social choiceAdditional physical formats: ebook version: No titleDDC classification: 302.35 SEN
Previous edition: Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1979.
Donated by Zuleika Arashiro. Date: 13 March 2019
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
'Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is the majority principle a workable rule for making decisions? How should income inequality be measured? ... By answering questions such as these, Amartya Sen has made a number of noteworthy contributions to economic science and opened up new fields of study for subsequent generations'