In Search of Giffen Behavior
AbstractThis paper develops a theory of Giffen behavior that results from a second rationing constraint. In contrast to standard analysis, this approach is virtually independent of the specific form of consumer preferences. The effect is first developed in a two-good world along with an example, then extended to a more general case to determine if the effect vanishes as the choice set is expanded. The results demonstrate that Giffen behavior is plausible when a second rationing constraint applies and, furthermore, adding additional goods to the choice set does not necessarily cause the effect to vanish. Copyright 1991 by Oxford University Press.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.
Volume (Year): 29 (1991)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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