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A representative consumer theorem for discrete choice models in networked markets

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    We provide an alternative way to model sequential decision processes, which is consistent with the random utility maximization hypothesis and the existence of a representative agent. Our result is stated on terms of a direct utility representation, and it does not depend on parametric assumptions.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 862-865

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:862-865

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    Keywords: Discrete choice models; Networked markets; Dynamic programming;

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    1. Fosgerau, Mogens & Frejinger, Emma & Karlstrom, Anders, 2013. "A link based network route choice model with unrestricted choice set," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 70-80.

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