How to be absolutely fair Part II: Philosophy meets economics

Economics and Philosophy (forthcoming)
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Abstract

In the article ‘How to be absolutely fair, Part I: the Fairness formula’, we presented the first theory of comparative and absolute fairness. Here, we relate the implications of our Fairness formula to economic theories of fair division. Our analysis makes contributions to both philosophy and economics: to the philosophical literature, we add an axiomatic discussion of proportionality and fairness. To the economic literature, we add an appealing normative theory of absolute and comparative fairness that can be used to evaluate axioms and division rules. Also, we provide a novel definition and characterization of the absolute priority rule.

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Stefan Wintein
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Conrad Heilmann
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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