On Multi-Utility Representation of Equitable Intergenerational Preferences

  • Kuntal Banerjee
  • Ram Sewak Dubey
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We investigate the possibility of representing ethical intergenerational preferences using more than one utility function. It is shown that the impossibility of representing intergenerational preferences equitably persists in the multi-utility frame work with some resonable restrictions on the cardinality of the set of utilities.


Utility Function Binary Relation Utility Representation Standard Representation Impossibility Result 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kuntal Banerjee
    • 1
  • Ram Sewak Dubey
    • 2
  1. 1.Barry Kaye Collage of Business, Department of EconomicsFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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