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Axioms of Cooperative Decision Making

Axioms of Cooperative Decision Making

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Amartya Sen
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  • Date Published: July 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521424585

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  • Problems of fair division, equitable cost-sharing, division of a joint benefit, or the choice of a truly democratic voting rule are familiar subjects of dispute in technologically advanced democracies. This book provides a comprehensive and unified presentation of these technically heterogeneous subjects that are linked by common axioms.

    • Original and forceful argument
    • Author is recognized authority in decision making theory
    • Includes many application examples
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "A most valuable contribution to the essence of the social sciences, and especially of economics: how agents, be they collective or individual, make choices." Georges Bernard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

    "This book is a real pedagogical tour de is beautifully produced thanks to the Econometric Society and Cambridge University Press. It is not only highly recommended but, in the reviewer's opinion, an obligatory reading for every theoretically inclined economist or political scientist." Maurice Salles, University of Caen

    "...the volume will be most useful as an introduction and guide to the axiomatic literature. Exposition throughout the book is uniformly clear and beautifully concise." Journal of Economic Literature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521424585
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Amartya Sen
    Part I. Welfarism:
    1. Egalitarianism versus utilitarianism
    2. Social welfare orderings
    3. Axiomatic bargaining
    4. Cost-sharing schemes and the core
    5. Values of cooperative games
    Part III. Public decision mechanisms:
    6. Equal versus proportional sharing
    7. Regulated monopoly
    8. Strategyproof mechanisms
    9. Majority voting and scoring methods
    10. Strategyproofness and core stability
    11. Aggregation of preferences

  • Author

    Hervi Moulin, Duke University, North Carolina


    Amartya Sen

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