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Essays on poverty and normative economics
(Doctoral thesis, 1994)
The indexing impasse : is "the intersection approach" a solution?
(Discussion paper1998:24, Working paper, 1998-11)
Rawls (1971,1993) suggests that interpersonal comparisons of well-being should be based on a primary goods index, but it is well-known that in general this approach is not compatible with the Pareto principle. This is ...
Poverty measurement : the critical comparison value
(Discussion paper1998:23, Working paper, 1998-11)
The basic problem in poverty measurement is how to weigh the income of different groups. This is a normative problem on which people differ in opinion, and hence we should seek a way of dealing with the issue that takes ...
Weight functions and sign regularity
(Discussion paper1999:3, Working paper, 1999-03)
We examine the question of how the ranking between different distributions with respect to a one-parameter family of weight functions depend on the parameter. We argue that in this context sign regularity of the family of ...