The last word on Giffen goods?
AbstractGiffen goods have long been a minor embarrassment to economics. While it is customary to dismiss them as empirically irrelevant, this essay argues that a more fundamental difficulty with Giffen goods has somehow been overlooked.
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Volume (Year): 11 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Note: Received: March 20, 1996; revised version: February 3, 1997
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- B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
- D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
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