Fair rights

David Austen-Smith*

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This note argues that analysis of constraints on rights assignments per se is important for social choice theory. By way of illustration, the equity concept of 'fairness', when applied to rights, is shown to admit the existence of libertarian social decision functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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