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The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

Paul Anand, Prasanta Pattanaik, and Clemens Puppe

Abstract

This book provides an overview of issues arising in work on the foundations of decision theory and social choice over the past three decades. Drawing on work by economic theorists mainly, but also with contributions from political science, philosophy, and psychology, the collection shows how the related areas of decision theory and social choice have developed in their applications and moved well beyond the basic models of expected utility and utilitarian approaches to welfare economics. Containing twenty‐three contributions, in many cases by leading figures in their fields, this book shows ho ... More

Keywords: social choice, rationality, decision theory, welfare economics, utility, rational choice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199290420
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Anand, editor
Professor of Economics Decision Sciences and Philosophy, The Open University and Research Associate, Health Economics Research Centre, Oxford University
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Prasanta Pattanaik, editor
Professor of Economics, University of California at Riverside
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Clemens Puppe, editor
Professor of Economics, University of Karlsruhe
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INTRODUCTION

Paul Anand Prasanta K. Pattanaik Clemens Puppe

Part I UTILITY THEORY, RATIONALITY, AND DECISION‐MAKING

CHAPTER 1 EXPECTED UTILITY THEORY*

Simon Grant Timothy Van Zandt

CHAPTER 3 APPLICATIONS OF NON‐EXPECTED UTILITY

Han Bleichrodt Ulrich Schmidt

CHAPTER 4 AMBIGUITY

JÜrgen Eichberger David Kelsey

CHAPTER 10 CHOICE OVER TIME*

Paola Manzini Marco Mariotti

CHAPTER 11 IMITATION AND LEARNING

Carlos Alós‐Ferrer Karl H. Schlag

CHAPTER 12 DIVERSITY*

Klaus Nehring Clemens Puppe

Part II SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 15 FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Keith Dowding Martin Van Hees

CHAPTER 19 JUDGMENT AGGREGATION*

Christian List Clemens Puppe

CHAPTER 20 POPULATION ETHICS*

Charles Blackorby Walter Bossert David Donaldson

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