On interpersonal utility comparisons

Mamoru Kaneko*

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This paper argues that interpersonal comparisons of utility levels are difficult in principle and that interpersonal comparisons of utility differences can also hardly be defined based solely on individual choice behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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