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  • n. Italian sociologist and economist whose theories influenced the development of fascism in Italy (1848-1923)

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  • [1] As usual, Pareto is right, and about 20% of my students take up about 80% of my grading time.

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  • Properly functioning markets allocate resources efficiently in this sense (called Pareto optimality).

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  • An interesting twist on this general topic is the suggestion made in a WSJ October 2008 editorial to "allow"seniors to opt out of Medicare entirely, not just Part B.See here for a discussion of how that might be good for some and harming none, something economists seem to refer to as Pareto Optimal.

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  • This is what economists call a Pareto-improving move.

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  • In the light of these considerations one of the stand - ard concepts currently used in describing a social op - timum, the so-called Pareto optimum (formulated by v. Pareto, 1909) appears at best to be an oversimplifi - cation.

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  • When the parties to a transaction come away satisfied with the bargain they have made, it is referred to as a Pareto-efficient transaction.

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  •    Power law distribution curve (aka Pareto curve)!

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  • The 80/20 rule, known as the Pareto principle and named for the economist who developed what's formally called the law of maldistribution, recognizes that in any group, 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of the participants.

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  • The 80/20 rule, known as the Pareto principle and named for the economist who developed what's formally called the law of maldistribution, recognizes that in any group, 80 per cent of the results come from 20 per cent of the participants.

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  • VUW finalists included Daniel Davis, 22, who broke new ground in architecture with his project Evolving Digital Morphogenesis, which uses an economic process known as Pareto Optimisation.

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