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The Social Welfare Function: The Pareto Principle and Priority for the Worse Off

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Philosophy, Political Science and Economics (PPE) Annual Colloquium presents:

“The Social Welfare Function: The Pareto Principle and Priority for the Worse Off” with Matthew Adler, Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy, Duke University

Friday, April 28, 2017
3:00–6:00 p.m.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

About the talk:

The “social welfare function” (SWF) is a powerful framework for evaluating governmental policies. This talk provides a philosophical defense of the “prioritarian” SWF, which both respects the Pareto principle and gives extra weight to the well-being of the worse off. Adler will also contrast the SWF approach with cost-benefit analysis, currently the dominant policy-assessment tool.

Sponsored by the UCI Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and the School of Social Sciences. For further information, please contact Patty Jones, patty.jones@uci.edu or 949.824.1520.



Friday, Apr 28, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm