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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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289

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

About the editors

GEIR B. ASHEIM University of Oslo, Norway CLAUDE D' ASPREMONT Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Université de Louvain, Belgium KAUSIK BASU Cornell University, USA CHARLES BLACKORBY University of Warwick, UK WALTER BOSSERT Université de Montréal, Canada DAVID DONALDSON University of British Columbia, Canada MARC FLEURBAEY Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France TOSHIHIRO IHORI University of Tokyo, Japan TAPAN MITRA Cornell University, USA TOMOICHI SHINOTSUKA University of Tsukuba, Japan KOICHI SUGA Waseda University, Japan JOAQUIM SILVESTRE University of California at Davis, USA KOICHI TADENUMA Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan NORIYUKI TAKAYAMA Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan BERTIL TUNGODDEN Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Norway PETER VALLENTYNE University of Missouri at Columbia, USA NGO VAN LONG McGill University, Canada ROBERTO VENEZIANI Queen Mary College, University of London, UK YONGSHENG XU Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, University of Atlanta, USA NAOKI YOSHIHARA Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

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