Individualism and ethics: Samuelson's welfare economics

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  • Erasmus University Rotterdam


This chapter explores the extent to which Samuelson's welfare economics went beyond welfarism.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWelfare Theory, Public Action, and Ethical Values
Subtitle of host publicationRevisiting the History of Welfare Economics
EditorsRoger Backhouse, Antoinette Baujard, Tamotsu Nishizawa
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2021


  • Samuelson, welfare economics, welfarism, individualism