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The ALEP Definition of Complementarity and Least Concave Utility Functions

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  • Yakar Kannai
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    The use of least concave utility functions describing a given concavifiable preference relation is suggested for determining the complementary vis-a-vis substitute nature of a pair of commodities.

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    Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 527.

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    Length: 5 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 1979
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    Publication status: Published in Journal of Economic Theory (February 1980), 22(1): 115-117
    Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:527

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    1. Chipman, John S., 1977. "An empirical implication of Auspitz-Lieben-Edgeworth-Pareto complementarity," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 228-231, February.
    2. Samuelson, Paul A, 1974. "Complementarity-An Essay on the 40th Anniversary of the Hicks-Allen Revolution in Demand Theory," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 12(4), pages 1255-89, December.
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