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Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability : International Economic Association Series - John E. Roemer

Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability

International Economic Association Series

By: John E. Roemer (Editor), Kotaro Suzumura (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th November 2007
ISBN: 9780230007864
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book addresses distributive justice across generations and includes original theories from distinguished economists on intergenerational equity, efficiency and rationality, which discuss policies on social security, pensions, and environmental degradation, as examples of policies of the present generation which impact upon future generations.

List of Figuresp. vii
The International Economic Associationp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Contributorsp. xi
List of Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xii
Introductionp. xiv
Equity Among Overlapping Generations
Pension Contributions and Capital Accumulationp. 3
Equity and Efficiency in Overlapping Generations Economiesp. 20
Social Security Pensions and Intergenerational Equity: The Japanese Casep. 36
Ranking Infinite Utility Streams
A New Equity Condition for Infinite Utility Streams and the Possibility of Being Paretianp. 55
Possibility Theorems for Equitably Aggregating Infinite Utility Streamsp. 69
On the Existence of Paretian Social Welfare Quasi-orderings for Infinite Utility Streams with Extended Anonymityp. 85
Pareto Principle and Intergenerational Equity: Immediate Impatience, Universal Indifference and Impossibilityp. 100
Intergenerational Evaluations
Formal Welfarism and Intergenerational Equityp. 113
Intertemporal Social Evaluationp. 131
Intergenerational Fairnessp. 155
Person-Affecting Paretian Egalitarianism with Variable Population Sizep. 176
Sustainability and Human Development
Intergenerational Justice and Sustainability Under the Leximin Ethicp. 203
Intergenerational Justice, International Relations and Sustainabilityp. 228
Intergenerational Equity and Human Developmentp. 252
Long-Run Issues of Intergenerational Equity
Toward a Just Savings Principlep. 291
Normative Approaches to the Issues of Global Warming: Responsibility and Compensationp. 320
Fundamental Incompatibility between Economic Efficiency, Intergenerational Equity and Sustainabilityp. 337
Indexp. 358
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ISBN: 9780230007864
ISBN-10: 0230007864
Series: International Economic Association Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 8th November 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1