Readership: Academics and graduate students of welfare economics and public economics. Philosophers, political scientists and theorists, and other social scientists.
Marc Fleurbaey, CNRS, University Paris-Descartes and LSE
"Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare offers various important insights into the seemingly complex topic of distrbutive implications of holding people partly responsible for their achievements...the content of the book is easily attainable for a broader audience...it will be one of the more important references for both economists and philosophers working in the field of distributive justice." - Lars Schwettmann Journal of Social Choice and Welfare
"Inquiries such as Fleurbaey's, which employ both formal and philosophical methods to explore distributional principles, are of great importance from all three perspectives. Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare is essential reading for serious egalitarians." - Daniel M.
"Fleurbaey's monograph is a paradigmatic masterpiece for the fruitful combination of philosophy and the axiomatic method in an area of highest interest for the social sciences." - Andreas Tutic, Rationality, Markets and Morals
1: Defining Fairness
2: Distributing Fairly
3: Introduction to Incentive Issues
4: Unequal skills
5: Income Redistribution
6: Risk, Insurance, and Option Luck
7: Fresh Starts
8: Utilitarian Reward
9: Inequalities of Opportunity and Social Mobility
10: Responsibility, Freedom, and Social Justice