Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours

34 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2008

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Yoram Amiel

Ruppin Academic Center - Department of Economics and Management

Frank Cowell

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Wulf Gaertner

Universität Osnabrück

Date Written: October 2007

Abstract

We examine individuals' distributional orderings in a number of contexts. This is done by using a questionnaire-experiment that is presented to respondents in any one of seven "flavours" or interpretations of the basic distributional problem. The flavours include inequality, risk, social welfare and justice. The issue of personal involvement in the distributional comparison is explicitly addressed.

JEL Classification: C13, D63

Suggested Citation

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank A. and Gaertner, Wulf, Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours (October 2007). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. 93. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1117713

Yoram Amiel (Contact Author)

Ruppin Academic Center - Department of Economics and Management ( email )

Emek Hefer 40250
Israel

Frank A. Cowell

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) ( email )

Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)171-955 7277 (Phone)
+44 (0)171-242 2357 (Fax)

Wulf Gaertner

Universität Osnabrück ( email )

Department of Economics
D-49069 Osnabrueck
Germany

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