Studies in Choice and Welfare

Social Ethics and Normative Economics

Essays in Honour of Serge-Christophe Kolm

Editors: Fleurbaey, Marc, Salles, Maurice, Weymark, John (Eds.)

  • High-quality scientific contributions on key questions of normative economics
  • Original commentary on, and presentation of, some known and less well-known contributions by Serge Kolm
  • Includes a complete list of Kolm's scientific publications
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This collection of thirteen essays on social ethics and normative economics honouring Serge-Christophe Kolm's seminal contributions to this field addresses the following questions: How should the public sector price its production and services? What are the normative foundations of criteria for comparing distributions of riches and advantages? How should intergenerational social immobility and inequality in circumstances be measured? What is a fair way to form partnerships? How vulnerable to manipulation is the Lindahl rule for allocating public goods? What are the properties of Kolm's ELIE tax proposal? Would the addition of EU-level income taxes enhance equity? How should we compare different scenarios for future societies with different population sizes? How can domain conditions in social choice theory be justified using Kolm's epistemic counterfactuals? How can Kolm's distributive liberal contract be implemented? What are the implications of norms of reciprocity for the organization of society? The answers to these questions give major insight into the state-of-the-art of social ethics and normative economics and are thus an indispensable source for researchers in both of these fields.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Social Ethics and Normative Economics

    Fleurbaey, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Kolm as a Contributor to Public Utility Pricing, Second-Best Culture, and the Theory of Regulation

    David, Laurent (et al.)

    Pages 19-56

  • Public Utility Pricing and Capacity Choice with Stochastic Demand

    David, Laurent (et al.)

    Pages 57-99

  • Bidimensional Inequalities with an Ordinal Variable

    Gravel, Nicolas (et al.)

    Pages 101-127

  • Inequality of Life Chances and the Measurement of Social Immobility

    Silber, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 129-154

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26785-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Ethics and Normative Economics
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Serge-Christophe Kolm
Editors
  • Marc Fleurbaey
  • Maurice Salles
  • John Weymark
Series Title
Studies in Choice and Welfare
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17807-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17807-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17806-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26785-7
Series ISSN
1614-0311
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 358
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