A Complete and Strongly Anonymous Leximin Relation on Infinite Streams

By: Geir Bjarne Asheim  with Stéphane Zuber

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Social Choice and Welfare 41: 819- 834


Various extensions of the leximin order to the infinite dimensional setting have been suggested. They relax completeness and strong anonymity. Instead, by removing sensitivity to generations at infinite rank this paper defines a complete and strongly anonymous leximin relation on infinite streams. The order is axiomatized, and it is shown to be the limit of extended rank-discounted utilitarianism for any utility function, as the discount factor approaches zero.

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