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Roemer, John E.

Works: 212 works in 726 publications in 5 languages and 13,368 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
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Most widely held works by John E Roemer
Free to lose : an introduction to Marxist economic philosophy by John E Roemer( )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political competition : theory and applications by John E Roemer( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, John Roemer presents a unified and rigorous theory of political competition between parties. He models the theory under many specifications, including whether parties are policy oriented or oriented toward winning, whether they are certain or uncertain about voter preferences, and whether the policy space is uni- or multidimensional. He examines all eight possible combinations of these choice assumptions, and characterizes their equilibria. He fleshes out a model in which each party is composed of three different factions concerned with winning, with policy, and with publicity. Parties compete with one another. When internal bargaining is combined with external competition, a natural equilibrium emerges, which Roemer calls party-unanimity Nash equilibrium. Assuming only the distribution of voter preferences and the endowments of the population, he deduces the nature of the parties that will form. He then applies the theory to several empirical puzzles, including income distribution, patterns of electoral success, and why there is no labor party in the United States
Equality of opportunity by John E Roemer( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common to both positions is that at some point the principle of equal opportunity holds individuals accountable for the achievement of particular objectives, whether they be education, employment, health, or income. Roemer argues that there is consequently a "before" and an "after" in the notion of equality of opportunity: before the competition starts, opportunities must be equalized, by social intervention if need be; but after it begins, individuals are on their own. The different views of equal opportunity should be judged according to where they place the starting gate that separates "before" from "after." Roemer works out the precise nature of the equal opportunity policy once the starting gate has been determined
Theories of distributive justice by John E Roemer( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roemer explores the major new philosophical concepts of the theory of distributive justice - primary goods, functionings and capability, responsibility in its various forms, procedural versus outcome justice, midfare - and shows how they can be sharpened and clarified with the aid of economic analysis. He critiques and extends the ideas of major contemporary theories of distributive justice, including those of Rawls, Sen, Nozick, and Dworkin. Beginning from the recent theories of Richard Arneson and G.A. Cohen, he constructs a theory of equality of opportunity. Theories of Distributive Justice contains important and original results, but it can also be used as a graduate-level text in economics and philosophy
Sustainability for a warming planet by Humberto Llavador( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors provide a normative approach to global warming that they call sustainability. It consists in finding an economic path that, while satisfying environmental and other constraints, would maintain human welfare for all future generations. They also explain why the current discounted utilitarian approach is unsatisfactory. The book has many original arguments expressed in a clear, logical structure. It should be required reading for graduate students in public economics
A general theory of exploitation and class by John E Roemer( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytical foundations of Marxian economic theory by John E Roemer( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Roemer's goal in this book is to give a rigorous view of classical Marxian economic theory by presenting specific analytic models. The theory is not extended to deal with new problems, but it is deepened: Marxian theory is given micro-foundations and upon those foundations the author begins to rebuild a tightly constructed Marxian economics. The book begins, after a methodological introduction, with an examination of the Marxian notion of equilibrium and the theory of exploitation, and goes on to deal with the theory of the falling rate of profit. The next section explores one of the points made in the first section of the book, that the Marxian theory of exploitation can be constructed completely independently of the labor theory of value as a theory of exchange. Technical study of this problem allows comment on various issues, such as the relative importance of 'marginal utilities' and 'class struggle' in determining relative prices. The final part examines models of various Marxian concepts
A future for socialism by John E Roemer( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, Roemer proposes a new future of socialism based on a redefinition of market socialism. The Achille's heel of socialism has always been maintaining innovation and efficiency in an economy in which income is equally distributed. Roemer points out that large capitalist firms have already solved a similar problem: in those firms, profits are distributed to numerous shareholders, yet they continue to innovate and compete. The author argues for a modified version of socialism, not necessarily based on public ownership, but founded on equality of opportunity and political influence
Analytical Marxism( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idea of democracy( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the recent creation of new democratic regimes around the world, political theorists have begun to rethink the nature and justification of this form of government. This collection of essays contains work by a group of prominent philosophers, economists, political scientists and legal theorists, all of whom address a variety of fundamental questions about democracy: How effective is it? How stable can it be in a pluralist society? Does it deserve its current popularity? Can it successfully guide a socialist society? With its interdisciplinary focus, this volume should be of particular interest to political philosophers, political scientists, economists, and legal theorists
Egalitarian perspectives : essays in philosophical economics by John E Roemer( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents fifteen essays, written over the past dozen years, on egalitarianism. The essays explore contemporary philosophical debates on this subject, using the tools of modern economic theory, general equilibrium theory, game theory, and the theory of mechanism design. Egalitarian Perspectives is divided into four parts: on the theory of exploitation, on equality of resources, on bargaining theory and distributive justice, and on market socialism and public ownership. The first part presents Roemer's influential reconceptualization of the Marxian theory of exploitation as a theory of distributive justice. The second part offers a critique of Ronald Dworkin's equality-of-resources theory, and puts forth a new egalitarian proposal based upon a specific method of measuring individual responsibility. The third part introduces a novel application of the theory of mechanism design to the study of political philosophy, and raises new concerns about the limitations of that application. The fourth part presents the author's views on market socialism and public ownership, and demonstrates that Professor Roemer is at the forefront of refining new theories and conceptions of market socialism
Interpersonal comparisons of well-being by Interpersonal comparisons of well-being( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume a diverse group of economists, philosophers, political scientists, and psychologists address the problems, principles, and practices involved in comparing the well-being of different individuals. A series of questions lie at the heart of this investigation: What is the relevant concept of well-being for the purposes of comparison? How could the comparisons be carried out for policy purposes? How are such comparisons made now? How do the difficulties involved in these comparisons affect the status of utilitarian theories? This collection constitutes the most advanced and comprehensive treatment of one of the cardinal issues in social theory
Market socialism : the current debate by Pranab K Bardhan( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism, xenophobia, and distribution : multi-issue politics in advanced democracies by John E Roemer( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Republican Party's "southern strategy" in the United States to the rise of Le Pen's Front National in France, conservative politicians in the last thirty years have capitalized on voters' resentment of ethnic minorities to win votes and undermine government aid to the poor. In this book, the authors construct a theoretical model to calculate the effect of voters' attitudes about race and immigration on political parties' stances on income distribution." "Drawing on empirical data from the United States, the UK, Denmark, and France, they use their model to show how parties choose their platforms and compete for votes. They find that the Right is able to push fiscal policies that hurt working- and middle-class citizens by attracting voters who may be liberal on economic issues but who hold conservative views on race or immigration."--Jacket
Democracy, education, and equality : Graz-Schumpeter lectures by John E Roemer( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many believe that equality of opportunity will be achieved when the prospects of children no longer depend upon the wealth and education of their parents. Many also believe that democracy is the political institution that will bring about justice. This study asks whether democracy, modeled as competition between political parties that represent different interests in the polity, will result in educational funding policies that will, at least eventually, produce citizens with equal capacities (human capital), thus breaking the link between family background and child prospects."--Publisher's information
Value, exploitation, and class by John E Roemer( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John E. Roemer, one of the founders of analytical Marxism, draws on contemporary mathematical economics to put forward a refined extension of the Marxian theory of exploitation, labour value and class
Intergenerational equity and sustainability by International Economic Association( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses distributive justice across generations and includes original theories from distinguished economists on intergenerational equity, efficiency and rationality, which discuss policies on social security, pensions, and environmental degradation, as examples of policies of the present generation which impact upon future generations
U.S.-Japanese competition in international markets : a study of the trade-investment cycle in modern capitalism by John E Roemer( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal shares : making market socialism work by John E Roemer( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property relations, Incentives, and welfare : proceedings of a conference held in Barcelona, Spain, by the International Economic Association by International Economic Association( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic implosions of the centrally administered, non-democratic political systems in central and eastern Europe in the late 1980s have generated a body of research concerning the transition from public ownership, and the role of the market and other institutions in engendering good incentives for economic actors. The essays collected in this volume study property relations, their associated incentives and the consequent effects on welfare: the ubiquitous theme is that efficiency cannot be divorced from the distribution of productive assets
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Political competition : theory and applications
Political competition : theory and applicationsEquality of opportunityTheories of distributive justiceA general theory of exploitation and classAnalytical foundations of Marxian economic theoryA future for socialismAnalytical MarxismThe Idea of democracy
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