Utilitarian versus egalitarian redistributions

Jesús SEADE, Avinash DIXIT

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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Abstract

If preferences admit an inferior good, then non-exceptional cases are shown to arise, where the sum of two consumers' concave utilities will be increased by transfers of any goods, themselves inferior or not, from the worse-off consumer to the better-off.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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