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Diskussionsbeiträge - Serie II No. 297
Universität Konstanz, Sonderforschungsbereich 178 - Internationalisierung der Wirtschaft, Konstanz
In this paper we analyse the possibility to construct intergenerational criteria of choice within the framework of methodological individualism. The main result of this analysis is, that intergenerational criteria as an aggregation of preferences of current and future individuals do not exist. The extension of social choice theory to intergenerational problems necessarily leads to criteria that are intragenerational in nature. This fact is due to the epistemological difference between actual and potential individuals. The consequences for the structure of welfare functional in presence of intergenerational choice are analysed.
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