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Prioritarianism in Practice

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Matthew D. Adler, Ole F. Norheim, Koen Decancq, Matti Tuomala, Matthew Weinzierl, Eric Schokkaert, Richard Cookson, Ieva Skarda, James K. Hammitt, Nicolas Treich, Maddalena Ferranna, Marc Fleurbaey, Erwin Ooghe, Benoît Tarroux, Paolo Brunori, Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Vito Peragine, David E. Bloom, J. P. Sevilla
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  • Date Published: April 2022
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108480932

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  • Prioritarianism is an ethical theory that gives extra weight to the well-being of the worse off. In contrast, dominant policy-evaluation methodologies, such as benefit-cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and utilitarianism, ignore or downplay issues of fair distribution. Based on a research group founded by the editors, this important book is the first to show how prioritarianism can be used to assess governmental policies and evaluate societal conditions. This book uses prioritarianism as a methodology to evaluate governmental policy across a variety of policy domains: taxation, health policy, risk regulation, education, climate policy, and the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also the first to demonstrate how prioritarianism improves on GDP as an indicator of a society's progress over time. Edited by two senior figures in the field with contributions from some of the world's leading economists, this volume bridges the gap from the theory of prioritarianism to its practical application.

    • The first book to showcase prioritarianism as a methodology for evaluating governmental policy, across a variety of policy domains
    • Demonstrates the relevance of this framework for numerous societal challenges of vital importance: taxation, health policy, risk regulation, education, climate policy, and the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Demonstrates that the theory of prioritarianism, as set forth in philosophy and economics, can be developed into a useable policy-analysis methodology. Builds a bridge from theory to practice
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    • Date Published: April 2022
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108480932
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.14kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Matthew D. Adler and Ole F. Norheim
    2. Theory of prioritarianism Matthew D. Adler
    3. Well-being measurement Matthew D. Adler and Koen Decancq
    4. Prioritarianism and optimal taxation Matti Tuomala and Matthew Weinzierl
    5. Prioritarianism and measuring social progress Koen Decancq and Eric Schokkaert
    6. Prioritarianism and health policy Richard Cookson, Ole F. Norheim, and Ieva Skarda
    7. Prioritarianism and fatality risk regulation James K. Hammitt and Nicolas Treich
    8. Prioritarianism and climate change Maddalena Ferranna and Marc Fleurbaey
    9. Prioritarianism and education Erwin Ooghe
    10. Empirical research on ethical preferences: How popular is prioritarianism? Erik Schokkaert and Benoît Tarroux
    11. Prioritarianism and equality of opportunity Paolo Brunori, Francisco H.G. Ferreira, and Vito Peragine
    12. Prioritarianism and the covid-19 pandemic David E. Bloom, Maddalena Ferranna, and J. P. Sevilla.

  • Editors

    Matthew D. Adler, Duke University, North Carolina
    Matthew D. Adler is Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy, and Public Policy at Duke University. He is the author of Measuring Social Welfare (2019) and Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis (2012).

    Ole F. Norheim, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway
    Ole F. Norheim is Professor of Medical Ethics at University of Bergen, Norway and Adjunct Professor of Global Health at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

    Contributors

    Matthew D. Adler, Ole F. Norheim, Koen Decancq, Matti Tuomala, Matthew Weinzierl, Eric Schokkaert, Richard Cookson, Ieva Skarda, James K. Hammitt, Nicolas Treich, Maddalena Ferranna, Marc Fleurbaey, Erwin Ooghe, Benoît Tarroux, Paolo Brunori, Francisco H.G. Ferreira, Vito Peragine, David E. Bloom, J. P. Sevilla

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