Social Choice and Welfare

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 61–73 | Cite as

Gibbardian libertarian claims revisited

  • K. Suzumura
  • K. Suga


Two resolution schemes for the impossibility theorems on the Gibbard-Kelly claims of libertarian rights, which are rather contrasting with each other, are proposed and their implications discussed. The first scheme asserts that there exists a collective choice rule satisfying the Pareto principle and the Gibbard-Kelly libertarian claims if there exists at least one socially unconcerned individual. The second scheme asserts existence of an eligible collective choice rule if there exists at least one liberal individual.


Economic Theory Choice Rule Resolution Scheme Collective Choice Impossibility Theorem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Suzumura
    • 1
  • K. Suga
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Economic ResearchHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachi, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsAsia UniversityMusashino, TokyoJapan

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