The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Preordering

  • Charles Blackorby
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1294

Abstract

A preordering (also called a weak ordering or a quasi-ordering) is a reflexive and transitive binary relation which is not necessarily complete.

Keywords

Difference principle (J. Rawls) Preordering Reflexivity Transitivity Utilitarianism 
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Bibliography

  1. Blackorby, C., and D. Donaldson. 1977. Utility vs. equity: Some plausible quasi-orderings. Journal of Public Economics 7: 365–382.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Blackorby
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