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The General Theory of Household and Market Contingent Demand

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  • Dixon, Huw

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This paper examines the theory of contingent demand for price-setting firms when some firms may choose not to satisfy all de mand for their output. The paper develops the theory of household con tingent demand using the theory of effective demand developed by Benn assy (1978). Using the Slutsky decomposition, the author finds that t he income effect is weaker for contingent demand than for the Marshal lian demand. At the level of the market, the rationing regime operati ng for lower-priced sellers is crucial. Under a random first-come-fir st-served scheme, contingent demand for higher-priced sellers is nons tochastic if households have homothetic preferences. Copyright 1987 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies.

Volume (Year): 55 (1987)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 287-304

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:55:y:1987:i:3:p:287-304

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  1. John Bennett & Huw Dixon & Helen X.Y. Hu, 2008. "The Effects of Reforming the Chinese Dual-Track Price System," CEDI Discussion Paper Series 08-14, Centre for Economic Development and Institutions(CEDI), Brunel University.
  2. Furth, D. & Kovenock, D., 1990. "Price Leadership In A Duopoly With Capacity Constraints And Product Differentiation," Purdue University Economics Working Papers 992, Purdue University, Department of Economics.
  3. Bennett, John & Dixon, Huw & Hu, Helen X.Y., 2013. "The transition from dual-track pricing to a market system: Winners and losers," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 30-44.
  4. Deneckere, Raymond J & Kovenock, Dan, 1992. "Price Leadership," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(1), pages 143-62, January.
    • Raymond Deneckere & Dan Kovenock, 1988. "Price Leadership," Discussion Papers 773, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
  5. Rees, Ray, 1993. "Collusive Equilibrium in the Great Salt Duopoly," Munich Reprints in Economics 3413, University of Munich, Department of Economics.

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