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Behavioral Heterogeneity

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  • Werner Hildenbrand
  • Alois Kneip
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    A notion of ''behavioral heterogeneity'' of a finite population of households is modelled. It is shown that the higher the degree of behavioral heterogeneity the less sensitive depends the aggregate consumption expenditure ratio upon prices.As a consequence, behavioral heterogeneity implies a tendency for the Jacobian of aggregate demand to have a negation dominant diagonal.

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    Paper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Discussion Paper Serie A with number 589.

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    Date of creation: Mar 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:bon:bonsfa:589

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    Keywords: Aggregation; behavioral heterogeneity; mean demand;

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    1. Gaël Giraud & Isabelle Maret, 2007. "The exact insensitivity of market budget shares and the "balancing effect"," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne b07023, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    2. Keenan, Donald C., 2001. "Aggregate Substitution Effects Implying Global Stability," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 101(1), pages 317-329, November.
    3. Isabelle MARET, 2001. "Modeling Behavioral Heterogeneity in Demand Theory," Working Papers of BETA 2001-04, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
    4. Isabelle MARET, 2002. "Modeling Behavioral Heterogeneity in Demand Theory," Working Papers of BETA 2002-05, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
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