Sophia University Faculty of Economics

Sophia University Faculty of Economics

Research Seminars

Seminars hosted by the Department of Economics

Seminars hosted by Sophia University’s Faculty of Economics are academic seminars that welcome all researchers, graduate students, and undergrad students from both within and outside the university who have an interest in the topic. Please note in advance that all materials will be distributed on the day of the seminar and will be limited in number.

Upcoming Seminars

Date Venue Speaker Title
6月19日(金)
17:00-18:30
ZOOM 釜賀浩平氏
(上智大学)
Treating future people impartially implies avoiding future lives with low well-being (jointly with Geir B. Asheim and Stéphane Zuber)
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幹事:長谷部拓也・孫明超

要旨:It has been claimed that climate policies can be evaluated by the Pareto principle. However, climate policies lead to different identities and different numbers of future people. Even if one assumes that the number of future people is infinitely countable independently of policy choice, the problem is that there exists no natural one-to-one correspondence between the components of the compared alternatives. We use this non-existence as a motivation for insisting on impartiality in the sense of Strong anonymity. Strong anonymity is incompatible with Strong Pareto. The paper re-examines this incompatibility and investigates how far a Paretian principle can be extended without contradicting Strong anonymity. We show that Strong anonymity combined with four rather innocent axioms has two consequences: (i) There is sensitivity for a person's well-being if and only if a co-finite set of people are more than an ε (>0) better than this person, and (ii) adding people to the population cannot have positive social value.

2017年度

Date Venue Speaker Title
4月24日(金)
14:10-15:10
ZOOM 加藤晋氏
(東京大学)
Critical-level sufficientarianism (jointly with Walter Bossert and Kohei Kamaga)
5月22日(水)
17:15〜18:45
ZOOM 釜賀浩平氏
(上智大学)
Thresholds of sufficiency and critical levels (jointly with Walter Bossert and Susumu Cato)
5月1日(金)
14:00-15:10
ZOOM 長谷部拓也氏
(上智大学)
The effect of violence on health: The experience of East Timorese children (jointly with Gabriel Fuentes-Cordoba and Mingchao Sun)
6月19日(金)
17:00-18:30
ZOOM 釜賀浩平氏
(上智大学)
Treating future people impartially implies avoiding future lives with low well-being (jointly with Geir B. Asheim and Stéphane Zuber)