How to Divide When There Isn't Enough: From Aristotle, the Talmud, and Maimonides to the Axiomatics of Resource Allocation

Author:   William Thomson (University of Rochester, New York)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781316646441


Pages:   504
Publication Date:   05 September 2019
Format:   Paperback
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How to Divide When There Isn't Enough develops a rigorous yet accessible presentation of the state-of-the-art for the adjudication of conflicting claims and the theory of taxation. It covers all aspects one may wish to know about claims problems: the most important rules, the most important axioms, and how these two sets are related. More generally, it also serves as an introduction to the modern theory of economic design, which in the last twenty years has revolutionized many areas of economics, generating a wide range of applicable allocations rules that have improved people's lives in many ways. In developing the theory, the book employs a variety of techniques that will appeal to both experts and non-experts. Compiling decades of research into a single framework, William Thomson provides numerous applications that will open a large number of avenues for future research.

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Author:   William Thomson (University of Rochester, New York)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 22.70cm
Weight:   0.740kg
ISBN:  

9781316646441


ISBN 10:   1316646440
Pages:   504
Publication Date:   05 September 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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'William Thomson, one of the greatest academic advisors in economics worldwide, and a leading scholar in the field of resource allocation, has been carefully developing this project for more than two decades. I believe the book will be considered a classic right after being published.' Juan D. Moreno-Ternero, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain 'The design of rationing rules has inspired for nearly forty years a fascinating intellectual edifice of axiomatic postulates and mathematical results, reviewed here by the premiere author of that literature. Readers will recognize, or discover, William Thomson's superb pedagogical talent in a text that is comprehensive, self-contained, and luminously clear.' Herve Moulin, Donald J. Robertson Chair of Economics, University of Glasgow `William Thomson, one of the greatest academic advisors in economics worldwide, and a leading scholar in the field of resource allocation, has been carefully developing this project for more than two decades. I believe the book will be considered a classic right after being published.' Juan D. Moreno-Ternero, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain `The design of rationing rules has inspired for nearly forty years a fascinating intellectual edifice of axiomatic postulates and mathematical results, reviewed here by the premiere author of that literature. Readers will recognize, or discover, William Thomson's superb pedagogical talent in a text that is comprehensive, self-contained, and luminously clear.' Herve Moulin, Donald J. Robertson Chair of Economics, University of Glasgow


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William Thomson is the Elmer Milliman Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, New York. He is the author of several books including A Guide for the Young Economist (2011) which has appeared in four translations, and over one hundred articles. In 2001, he won the University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at the University of Rochester. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Society for Economic Theory, and the Game Theory Society.

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