Escaping the repugnant conclusion: rank-discounted utilitarianism with variable population

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Asheim, Geir Bjarne; Zuber, Stéphane;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3982/TE1338
  • Subject: critical-level utilitarianism | D63 | Utilitarismus | H43 | Soziale Wohlfahrtsfunktion | JEL : D.D6 | JEL : Q.Q5 | JEL : D.D7 | social discounting | JEL : H - Public Economics/H.H4 - Publicly Provided Goods/H.H4.H43 - Project Evaluation • Social Discount Rate | [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | JEL : Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics/Q.Q5 - Environmental Economics/Q.Q5.Q56 - Environment and Development • Environment and Trade • Sustainability • Environmental Accounts and Accounting • Environmental Equity • Population Growth | Bevölkerung | [SHS.ECO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | Q56 | Social evaluation | population ethics | Soziale Diskontrate | JEL : H.H4 | JEL : D - Microeconomics/D.D6 - Welfare Economics/D.D6.D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement | JEL : D - Microeconomics/D.D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making/D.D7.D71 - Social Choice • Clubs • Committees • Associations | Klimaschutz | D71
    • ddc: ddc:330

International audience; We contribute to population ethics by proposing and axiomatizing rank-discounted critical-level generalized utilitarianism (RDCLU). Population ethics is needed for evaluation of policies, e.g., concerning climate change, where population size dep... View more
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