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dc.date.accessioned2014-11-06T13:08:56Z
dc.date.available2014-11-06T13:08:56Z
dc.date.created2014-01-23T17:37:54Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationAsheim, Geir Bjarne Zuber, Stéphane . Escaping the repugnant conclusion: rank-discounted utilitarianism with variable population. Theoretical Economics. 2014, 9(3), 629-650
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/41508
dc.description.abstractWe contribute to population ethics by proposing and axiomatizing rankdiscounted Critical-level generalized utilitarianism (RDCLU). Population ethics is needed for evaluation of policies, e.g., concerning climate change, where population size depends on the chosen policy. We show that critical-level generalized utilitarianism and (a version of) Critical-level leximin are the limits of RDCLU for extreme values of the rank utility discount factor. Moreover, we establish how RDCLU avoids serious objections raised against other variable population criteria. In particular, it escapes both the Repugnant Conclusion and the Very Sadistic Conclusion (one of which Critical-level generalized utilitarianism fails for any critical level).en_US
dc.languageEN
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dc.titleEscaping the repugnant conclusion: rank-discounted utilitarianism with variable populationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorAsheim, Geir Bjarne
dc.creator.authorZuber, Stéphane
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cristin.unitnameØkonomisk institutt
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dc.identifier.cristin1098455
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dc.identifier.jtitleTheoretical Economics
dc.identifier.volume9
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.startpage629
dc.identifier.endpage650
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3982/TE1338
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-46016
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dc.source.issn1555-7561
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/41508/2/AZ-TE14.pdf
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