Little and Bergson on Arrow's concept of social welfare

@article{Pattanaik2005LittleAB,
  title={Little and Bergson on Arrow's concept of social welfare},
  author={P. Pattanaik},
  journal={Social Choice and Welfare},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={369-379}
}
  • P. Pattanaik
  • Published 2005
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Social Choice and Welfare
The paper revisits a debate regarding Arrow's concept of social welfare that took place shortly after the publication of his book, Social Choice and Individual Values. It is argued that several points made by Little and Bergson in that debate nearly fifty years ago may still be helpful in understanding Arrow's contribution. The paper interprets the aspect of social welfare emphasized by Little and Bergson and the aspect emphasized by Arrow in terms of two distinct phases of decision-making in a… Expand

Topics from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES
Collective choice and social welfare
Social Choice and Individual Values
  • I. Little
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1952
Critique of Welfare Economics
On the Concept of Social Welfare
Social Choice Theory: A Re-Examination
Is there progress in normative economics
The Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal
  • A. Sen
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1970
...
1
2
...