Decomposing Bivariate Dominance for Social Welfare Comparisons

Tina Gottschalk, Troels Martin Range, Peter Sudhölter, Lars Peter Østerdal

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The lower orthant dominance relation is frequently used for multidimensional social welfare comparisons. Recently it has been shown that bivariate dominance can be characterized in terms of elementary mass transfer operations. We provide an algorithm which explicitly decomposes the mass transfers into welfare differences and inequality differences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOdense
PublisherSyddansk Universitet
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes
SeriesDiscussion Papers on Business and Economics


  • Social welfare
  • Lower orthant dominance
  • First order dominance
  • Algorithm

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