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Reading Social Choice Theory

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hello everyone,
Hope you’re all having a great summer. I’m extremely excited to tell about the first reading we’ll be having after the break. The reading that I’ve chosen is The Possibility of Social choice. This text is the lecture that Prof. Amartya Sen delivered when he received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in economics. Social choice theory is the study of collective decision processes and procedures. As Prof. Sen puts it “If there is a central question that can be seen as the motivating issue that inspires social choice theory,it is this: how can it be possible to arrive at cogent aggregative judgements about the society given the diversity of preferences,concerns, and predicaments of the different individuals within the society?”

Don’t be misled by the total number of pages ,it’s an 18 page read the rest are references.He starts with the origins of social choice theory, it’s relation with welfare economics, then talks of the challenges faced by it and ends with how these challenges might be overcome by informational broadening.I’m sure this content will lead to a very lively discussion.

See you on September 17 at Berkeley Books of Paris, 8 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, France.

Here’s a link to the article: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economic-sciences/laureates/1998/sen-lecture.pdf

-Aru

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Berkeley Books of Paris
8, rue Casimir Delavigne
Paris, 75006 France
Phone:
+33.1.46.34.85.73
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