Social Ethics and Normative Economics

Essays in Honour of Serge-Christophe Kolm

  • Marc Fleurbaey
  • Maurice Salles
  • John A. Weymark

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marc Fleurbaey, Maurice Salles, John A. Weymark
    Pages 1-18
  3. Laurent David, Michel Le Breton, Olivier Merillon
    Pages 57-99
  4. Nicolas Gravel, Patrick Moyes
    Pages 101-127
  5. Jacques Silber, Amedeo Spadaro
    Pages 129-154
  6. Laurent Simula, Alain Trannoy
    Pages 193-216
  7. Marc Fleurbaey, François Maniquet
    Pages 217-239
  8. Jon Elster
    Pages 327-337
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 339-357

About this book


This collection of thirteen essays on social ethics and normative economics honouring Serge-Christophe Kolm's seminal contributions to this field addresses the following questions: How should the public sector price its production and services? What are the normative foundations of criteria for comparing distributions of riches and advantages? How should intergenerational social immobility and inequality in circumstances be measured? What is a fair way to form partnerships? How vulnerable to manipulation is the Lindahl rule for allocating public goods? What are the properties of Kolm's ELIE tax proposal? Would the addition of EU-level income taxes enhance equity? How should we compare different scenarios for future societies with different population sizes? How can domain conditions in social choice theory be justified using Kolm's epistemic counterfactuals? How can Kolm's distributive liberal contract be implemented? What are the implications of norms of reciprocity for the organization of society? The answers to these questions give major insight into the state-of-the-art of social ethics and normative economics and are thus an indispensable source for researchers in both of these fields.


Normative Economics Public Economics Social Choice Social Ethics Welfare Economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Fleurbaey
    • 1
  • Maurice Salles
    • 2
  • John A. Weymark
    • 3
  1. 1., CERSESUniversity Paris DescartesParisFrance
  2. 2., CREM, UMR-CNRS 6211University of CaenCaen CedexFrance
  3. 3., Department of EconomicsVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17806-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17807-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-0311
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