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Trading off Competing Allocation Principles: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Investigations

Trading off Competing Allocation Principles: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Investigations (Paperback)

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In this book the tenability of prominent but conflicting allocation principles is evaluated with the help of questionnaire studies. Particularly the acceptance of a compromise solution is investigated which demands maximising total welfare subject to a certain floor level of individual welfare of all people. An interdisciplinary approach is followed to motivate each survey. With the help of graphical presentations consequences of different principles are visualised. Trade-offs between competing notions are found to be much more likely than possibly expected. Heterogeneity of justice attitudes can be witnessed in all studies. However, the principles of responsibility and needs seem to be of greater importance. Additionally, the gender of a respondent is found to have a major impact.

BusinessEconomicsBehavioural economicsBusinessEconomicsEconomic theory & philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial research & statistics Publisher: Peter Lang AG Publication Date: 27/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9783631587157  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The Author: Lars Schwettmann, born in 1973, studied Economics at the Universities of Birmingham (Master's degree in 2000) and Osnabruck (Diplom-Volkswirt degree in 2002). From 2001 until 2008 he was a doctoral researcher at the University of Osnabruck. He is currently writing on his habilitation at the University of Halle-Wittenberg.

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