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John Roemer: Distributing Health: The Allocation of Resources by an International Agency

Paul Seabright

in The Quality of Life

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198287971
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596704 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198287976.003.0026

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

  John Roemer: Distributing Health: The Allocation of Resources by an International Agency

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Seabright comments on two issues in Roemer's paper: (1) the comparison of theory with practice when technologies are changing over time is more difficult than Roemer implies; and (2) while he is in agreement with the enterprise of developing normative rules and using them to assess the practice of policy‐makers, Seabright believes that Roemer needs a more persuasive rule than the leximin allocation rule.

Keywords: leximin rule; monotonicity; resource allocation; technologies

Chapter.  2042 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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