The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorPaul Anand, Prastanta Pattanaik, Clemens Puppe

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The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice provides an overview of issues arising in work on the foundations of decision theory and social choice over the past three decades. Drawing on work by economic theorists mainly, but also with contributions from political science, philosophy andpsychology, the collection shows how the related areas of decision theory and social choice have developed in their applications and moved well beyond the basic models of expected utility and utilitarian approaches to welfare economics.Containing twenty-three contributions, in many cases by leading figures in their fields, the handbook shows how the normative foundations of economics have changed dramatically as more general and explicit models of utility and group choice have been developed. This is perhaps the first time thesedevelopments have been brought together in a manner that seeks to identify and make accessible the recent themes and developments that have been of particular interest to researchers in recent years. The collection will be of particular value to researchers in economics with interests in utility orwelfare but it will also be of interest to any social scientist or philosopher interested in theories of rationality or group decision-making.

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The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice provides an overview of issues arising in work on the foundations of decision theory and social choice over the past three decades. Drawing on work by economic theorists mainly, but also with contributions from political science, philosophy andpsychology, the collection shows how the related a...

Paul Anand is currently Professor of Economics, Decision Sciences, and Philosophy at the Open University and a Research Associate with the Health Economics Research Centre at Oxford University. Previously he has held a number of posts including Research Fellowships at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He has also acted as consultant ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199290423

ISBN - 13:9780199290420

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Paul Anand, Clemens Puppe, and Prasanta Pattanaik: IntroductionUtility Theory, Rationality and Decision-Making1. Simon Grant and Timothy Van Zandt: Expected Utility Theory2. Mohammed Abdellaoui: Rank-dependent Utility3. Han Bleichrodt and Ulrich Schmidt: Applications of Non-Expected Utility4. Jurgen Eichberger and David Kelsey: Ambiguity5. Edward McClennen: The Normative Status of the Independence Axiom6. Paul Anand: The Rationality of Intransitive Preference: Foundations for the Modern View7. Alan Hajek: Dutch Book Arguments8. Daniel Read: Experimental Tests of Rationality9. Edi Karni: State-Dependent Utility10. Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti: Choice over Time11. Carlos Alos-Ferrer and Karl Schlag: Imitation and Learning12. Klaus Nehring and Clemens Puppe: DiversitySocial Choice and Welfare13. Prasanta Pattanaik: Limits of Utilitarianism as the Ethical Basis of Public Action14. Kotaro Suzumura and Yongsheng Xu: Consequentialism and Non-Consequentialism: The Axiomatic Approach15. Keith Dowding and Martin van Hees: Freedom of Choice16. Marc Fleurbaey: Responsibility17. Bertil Tungodden: Equality and Priority18. Fabienne Peter: Rawlsian Justice19. Christian List and Clemens Puppe: Judgement Aggregation: A Survey20. Chuck Blackorby, Walter Bossert and David Donaldson: Population Ethics21. Wulf Gaertner: Distributive Justice: An Overview of Experimental Evidence22. Aki Tsuchiya and John Miyamoto: Social Choice in Health and Healthcare23. Erik Schokkaert: The Capabilities Approach