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ECON 8884 Theories of Distributive Justice (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The course will deal with the allocation of goods and rights when markets cannot or should not be used. Topics covered will include measurement of utility, bargaining, utilitarianism, non-utilitarian social welfare functions, social and individual preferences for randomization, ex-ante and ex-post analysis of social welfare, equality, the trolley problem, and the creation of social groups. The course will cover both the formal literature as well as some of the relevant philosophical and legal literature.

Instructor(s): Uzi Segal

Prerequisites: ECON7740. ECON7740 and ECON7741.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17