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ECO351H1F Special Topics in Economics: Principles of Fair Decisions

How can we combine the well-being of individuals into a concept of societal well-being? What does it mean to balance conflicting interests fairly? We explore these and related ethical questions from the perspective of economic theory. By featuring the axiomatic approach as a central tool, we seek to develop fairness principles that are applicable across diverse situations. Possible topics include: Arrow's impossibility theorem, the Nash bargaining problem, foundations of utilitarianism and egalitarianism, fair division, measurement of inequality, intergenerational equity, and population ethics.

Section L0101 , Fall 2021–22

Instructor: Gabriel Carroll
Day/time: W10-12, F10

Delivery Method & Instructions : In Person

Location: OI 5170
TA: Jeremy Rubinoff