Efficiency Criteria

  • Satish Kumar Jain


The chapter is concerned with the efficiency notions employed in economics. Pareto-efficiency and Kaldor-Hicks efficiency are discussed rigorously and in some detail. Implications of the acceptance of the value judgment of the Pareto-criterion are explored for the significance of the notions of Pareto-efficiency and Pareto-efficient institutions.


Social State Binary Relation Social Choice Logical Difficulty Total Wealth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satish Kumar Jain
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  1. 1.Centre for Economic Studies and PlanningJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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