Stochastic Dominance Relations for Integer Variables

  • Satya R. Chakravarty
  • Claudio ZoliEmail author
Part of the Themes in Economics book series (THIE)


The objective of this paper is to derive some integer-majorization results for variable-sum comparisons. We use an axiomatic framework to establish equivalence between several intuitively reasonable conditions. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Stochastic dominance Generalized Lorenz curve Grids Integers Measures Majorization 

JEL classification

D63 D81 



For comments and suggestions, we are grateful to two referees, an associate editor of this journal, Vincenzo Denicolò and participants of the JET Symposium on “Inequality and Risk”, Paris, June 25–26, 2010. Chakravarty thanks the Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, for support. Financial support from the Italian Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (Prin 2007) is gratefully acknowledged by Claudio Zoli.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze EconomicheUniversità degli Studi di VeronaVeronaItaly

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