Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90740
Authors: 
Asheim, Geir B.
Zuber, Stéphane
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 23/2012
Abstract: 
Evaluation of climate policies and other issues requires a variable population setting where population is endogenously determined. We propose and axiomatize the rank-discounted critical-level utilitarian social welfare order. It is shown to ll out the space between critical-level utilitarianism and (a version of) critical-level leximin. Moreover, it satis es many conditions and principles used to evaluate variable population criteria. In particular, it avoids the repugnant conclusion even when the critical level is zero.
Subjects: 
Social evaluation
population ethics
critical-level utilitarianism
social discounting
JEL: 
D63
D71
H43
Q56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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