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Relative consumption benchmarks

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  • Chugh, Sanjay K.

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I construct a general, multi-good model of consumption externalities that allows for relative jealousies and relative keeping-up-with-the-Joneses effects. These relative social consumption contexts have the ability to reinforce or mitigate each other.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 204-207

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:2:p:204-207

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  1. Harald Uhlig & Lars Ljungqvist, 2000. "Tax Policy and Aggregate Demand Management under Catching Up with the Joneses," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(3), pages 356-366, June.
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  1. Van Long, Ngo & McWhinnie, Stephanie F., 2012. "The tragedy of the commons in a fishery when relative performance matters," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 140-154.

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