Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability

  • John Roemer
  • Kotaro Suzumura

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Equity Among Overlapping Generations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tomoichi Shinotsuka, Koichi Suga, Kotaro Suzumura, Koichi Tadenuma
      Pages 20-35
  3. Ranking Infinite Utility Streams

  4. Intergenerational Evaluations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Claude d’Aspremont
      Pages 113-130
    3. Charles Blackorby, Walter Bossert, David Donaldson
      Pages 131-154
    4. Marc Fleurbaey
      Pages 155-175
    5. Bertil Tungodden, Peter Vallentyne
      Pages 176-200
  5. Sustainability and Human Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. John E. Roemer, Roberto Veneziani
      Pages 228-251
    3. Joaquim Silvestre
      Pages 252-287
  6. Long-Run Issues of Intergenerational Equity

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 358-368

About this book


This book addresses distributive justice across generations and includes original theories from distinguished economists on intergenerational equity, efficiency and rationality, which discuss policies on social security, pensions, and environmental degradation, as examples of policies of the present generation which impact upon future generations.


development social security Social welfare sustainability Welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • John Roemer
    • 1
  • Kotaro Suzumura
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Hitotsubashi UniversityJapan

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