Canova, Luciano and Grasso, Marco and Vaglio, Alessandro and Di Giulio, Enzo and Migliavacca, Stefania and Lelli, Sara and Pareglio, Stefano (2005): Operationalising Senian capability approach by modelling human development.
Download (323Kb) | Preview
Abstract: In this paper we model sustainable human development as intended in Sen’s capability approach in a system dynamic framework. Our purpose is to verify the variations over time of some achieved functionings, due to structural dynamics and to variations of the institutional setting and instrumental freedoms (IF Vortex). The model is composed of two sections. The ‘Left Side’ one points out the ‘demand’ for functionings in an ideal world situation. The real world one, on the ‘Right Side’ indicates the ‘supply’ of functionings that the socio-economic system is able to provide individuals with. The general model, specifically tailored for Italy, can be simulated over desired time horizons: for each time period, we carry out a comparison between ideal world and real world functionings. On the basis of their distances, the model simulates some responses of decision makers. These responses, in turn influenced by institutions and instrumental freedoms, ultimately affect the dynamics of real world functionings, i.e. of sustainable human development.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Operationalising Senian capability approach by modelling human development|
|Keywords:||Capabilities; Instrumental Freedoms; Sustainable Human Development|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H53 - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs|
|Depositing User:||Luciano Canova|
|Date Deposited:||08. Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 13:51|
SEN AK. (1979), Utilitarianism and welfarism, The Journal of Philosophy 76(9):463-489. SEN AK. (1980), Equality of what? In The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Mc Murrin S. (ed.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (Reprinted in Sen (1982) ch. 16). SEN AK. (1984), The living standard, Oxford Economic Papers 36 (Supplement): 74-90. SEN AK. (1982), Choice, welfare and measurement, Basic Blackwell, Oxford. SEN AK. (1985A), Commodities and Capabilities, North-Holland, Amsterdam. SEN AK.(1985B), Well-being, agency and freedom, The Dewey Lectures 1984, The Journal of Philosophy 82(4):169-221. SEN AK.(1987A.), On ethics and economics, Basic Blackwell, Oxford. SEN AK. (1987B), The standard of living, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. SEN AK. (1990), Justice: Means versus Freedom, Philosophy and Public Affairs 19 (2): 111-21 SEN AK. (1991), Welfare preference and freedom, The Journal of Econometrics 50(2):15-29. SEN AK. (1992), Inequality re-examined, Harvard University Press, Cambridge. SEN AK (1992A), Human functionings and social justice: in defence of Aristotelian essentialism, Political Theory 20: 202-47 SEN AK. (1993), Capability and Well-being. In The Quality of Life (Nussbaum M, Sen A. K. eds), PP. 31-53.Clarendon Press, Oxford. SEN AK. (1994), Well-being, capability and public policy, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia 53(7-9): 333-347. SEN AK. (1995), Rationality and social choice, The American Economic Review 85(1):1-24. SEN AK. (1996), Freedom, capabilities and public action, Notizie di Politeia 12(43/44): 107-125. SEN AK. (1997), Inequality, unemployment and contemporary Europe, International Labour Review 136(2):155-171. SEN AK. (1998), Human development and financial conservatism, World Development 26(4): 733-742. SEN AK. (1999), Development as freedom. Anchor Books, New York. SEN AK. (1999), The possibility of social choice, The American Economic Review 89 (3): 349-378. SEN AK. (2000), The ends and means of sustainability, Key note address at the International Conference on ‘Transition to sustainability’, Tokyo. SEN AK. (2002), What can Johannesburg achieve,Mimeo WSSD.