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Axioms of Cooperative Decision Making : Econometric Society Monographs, 15 - Hervi Moulin

Axioms of Cooperative Decision Making

Econometric Society Monographs, 15

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Published: 25th November 1991
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Axioms of Cooperative Decision Making provides a unified and comprehensive study of welfarism, cooperative games, public decision making, and voting and social choice theory - technically heterogeneous subjects that are linked by common axioms. Herve Moulin studies these areas from an axiomatic perspective. Every axiom conveys a certain ethical principle (e.g. 'one man one vote', or 'to each according to his contribution'). Axiomatic theory examines the compatibility of various combinations of axioms. The book describes recent successes of this method. It gives many examples of the axiomatic approach, ranging from the construction of numerical indices for measuring inequality, to the pricing of a regulated monopoly, to the comparison of various voting rules. The book will be useful to mathematical modellers, especially those interested in economics and political science.

'A most valuable contribution to the essence of the social science, and especially of economics: how agents, be they collective or individual, make choices.' Georges Bernard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris 'This book is a real pedagogical tour de force ... it is beautifully produced thanks to the Econometric Society and Cambridge University Press. It is not only highly recommended but, in the reviewer's opinion, obligatory reading for every theoretically-inclined economist or political scientist.' Maurice Salles, University of Caen

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Overview
Welfarism
Egalitarianism versus utilitarianism
Social welfare orderings
Axiomatic bargaining
Cost-sharing schemes and the core
Values of cooperative games
Public decision mechanisms
Equal versus proportional sharing
Regulated monopoly
Strategyproof mechanisms
Majority voting and scoring methods
Strategyproofness and core stability
Aggregation of preferences
Bibliography
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521424585
ISBN-10: 0521424585
Series: Econometric Society Monographs, 15
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 25th November 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48