Pareto principle


Pareto principle
economic principle stating that an economic policy is desirable if it suits part of the population and does no harm to the rest

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Pareto principle — The Pareto principle (also known as the 80 20 rule, the law of the vital few and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Business management thinker Joseph M. Juran suggested …   Wikipedia

  • Pareto principle — Put in terms of preferences, this is the principle that (i) if everyone in a society is indifferent between two alternatives then the society should be indifferent as well, and (ii) if at least one individual prefers x to y, and everyone else… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Pareto Principle — A principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of invested input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. Put… …   Investment dictionary

  • Pareto principle — A principle of welfare economics derived from the writings of Vilfredo Pareto , which states that a legitimate welfare improvement occurs when a particular change makes at least one person better off, without making any other person worse off. A… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Pareto principle — noun the principle that describes the phenomenon wherein a small percentage of a population accounts for a large proportion of a particular characteristic of that population e.g. that a small proportion of users account for a large proportion of… …   Wiktionary

  • the Pareto principle — UK US noun [S] (also Pareto s law , INFORMAL the 80/20 rule) ECONOMICS, WORKPLACE, PRODUCTION ► the idea that a small quantity of work or resources (= time, money, employees, etc.) can produce a large number of results: »The Pareto principle,… …   Financial and business terms

  • Pareto efficiency — Pareto efficiency, or Pareto optimality, is an important concept in economics with broad applications in game theory, engineering and the social sciences. The term is named after Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist who used the concept in his… …   Wikipedia

  • principle — prin‧ci‧ple [ˈprɪnspl] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a moral rule or set of ideas that makes you behave in a particular way: • The single European market works on market principles. • As a matter of principle (= a rule that is very important …   Financial and business terms

  • Pareto — can refer to:*Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923), Italian sociologist, economist and philosopher; *Paula Pareto (born 1986), Argentine judokaSeveral things named after Vilfredo Pareto:*Pareto chart, an ordered bar chart used in statistical quality… …   Wikipedia

  • Pareto analysis — is a statistical technique in decision making that is used for selection of a limited number of tasks that produce significant overall effect. It uses the Pareto principle the idea that by doing 20% of work you can generate 80% of the advantage… …   Wikipedia