Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours
34 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2008
Date Written: October 2007
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
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