Rational Choice and Social Welfare

Theory and Applications Essays in Honor of Kotaro Suzumura

  • Prasanta K. Pattanaik
  • Koichi Tadenuma
  • Yongsheng Xu
  • Naoki Yoshihara

Part of the Studies in Choice and Welfare book series (WELFARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-7
  2. Arrovian Social Choice Theory and its Developments

    1. Nicholas Baigent
      Pages 25-33
    2. Tomoichi Shinotsuka
      Pages 35-41
    3. Naoki Yoshihara
      Pages 43-67
  3. Social Choice and Fair Allocations

  4. Rational Choice, Individual Welfare, and Games

  5. Social Welfare and the Measurement of Unemployment and Diversity

About this book


The papers in this volume explore various issues relating to theories of rational choice and social welfare and their applications. The topics include resource allocation problems, population ethics, rationalizability of choice functions and demand functions for money, game theory, individual rights, and measurements of vulnerability, diversity, and changes in individual welfare. Researchers and advanced graduate students who want to learn more about such topics will find the book very useful.


Fair Allocation Individual Rights Rational Choice Social Welfare Unemployment economics economy efficiency employment game theory invariance social choice welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Prasanta K. Pattanaik
    • 1
  • Koichi Tadenuma
    • 2
  • Yongsheng Xu
    • 3
  • Naoki Yoshihara
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsHitotsubashi UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Economics Andrew Young School of Policy StudiesGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Economic ResearchHitotsubashi UniversityTokyoJapan

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