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Additional info for Truth or Economics: On the Definition, Prediction, and Relevance of Economic Efficiency
Chapter 1 delineates a monetized definition of the impact of a choice on economic (allocative) efficiency that is correct in that it creates a concept that is useful and conforms with both professional and popular understanding. Chapter 2 criticizes the various different definitions of and tests for allocative efficiency that economists and law and economics scholars of various backgrounds continue to use. 19 This page intentionally left blank Chapter 1 The Correct Definition of the Impact of a Choice on Economic (Allocative) Efficiency Chapter 1 has four sections.
Of course, such a change in an individual’s ability to discern and appreciate qualitydifferences could also benefit the individual who experienced it and increase allocative efficiency on that account as well. In particular, this latter outcome would obtain if the increase in the individual’s ability to discern qualitydifferences led him to purchase the more expensive good without reducing the pleasure he could obtain from the cheaper good and the allocative cost of his consuming the more expensive rather than the less expensive product was smaller than the amount by which post-change the value to him of the more expensive good exceeded the value to him of the less expensive good.
The third points out that my argument for the correctness of my monetized definition of the impact of a choice on allocative efficiency defeats the claim that there is no non-arbitrary way to resolve the offer/asking problem. And the fourth considers various additional moral issues that the definition or operationalization of economic efficiency implicates. SECTION 1. THE CORRECT DEFINITION OF THE ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF A CHOICE As the Introduction to this book indicates, I believe that, correctly defined, the impact of a choice on economic efficiency equals the 21 22 The Definition of Economic Efficiency difference between the equivalent-dollar gains the choice confers on its beneficiaries (the winners) and the equivalent-dollar losses it imposes on its victims (the losers).