Joint Seminar With Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio

24 May 2017 14:54

(updated: 24 May 2017 17:22)

Joint Seminar With Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio

The Choice Lab and LEMO invite you to a seminar with Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio, Assistant Professor, University of Oslo on 29 May. Piacquadio will give a presentation titled "The Ethics of Intergenerational Risk".

Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio
Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio. Photo by UiO.

Date: Monday, 29.05
Time: 12:15-13.15
Location: E209/E210, Department of Economics, NHH

Event page

Piacquadio's info page at UiO

Find the full paper here (PDF), or read the abstract below.

Abstract

This paper re-examines the evaluation of intergenerational allocations in an uncertain world. It axiomatically characterizes a class of criteria that avoid serious drawbacks of expected discounted utilitarianism concerning the choice of the discount factor and the insensitivity to distributional issues. The distinctive feature of the proposed criteria is to assess alternatives based on specific information about the evolution of technology, the intensity and timing of resolution of risk, and the scarcity of resources.

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