Theory and Decision

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 113–126 | Cite as

Rawlsian Nash solutions

  • Raul V. Fabella


We investigate the conditions which guarantee the choice of Rawlsian solutions by players of unequal maximin positions bargaining under Nash rules. The conditions, viz., subsymmetry and the location of the Pareto set, relate to the structure of the utility set,S.


Nash Rawls subsymmetry equity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raul V. Fabella
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  1. 1.School of Economics, University of the PhilippinesQuezon CityPhilippines

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