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Revealed Preference Analysis for Convex Rationalizations on Nonlinear Budget Sets

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  • Laurens Cherchye
  • Thomas Demuynck
  • Bram De Rock

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We present necessary and sufficient revealed preference conditions to verify whether a finite data seton nonlinear budget sets is consistent with the maximization of a quasi–concave utility function. Ourresults can be used to test for convexity of the underlying preference relation. We also show that in manysettings, our conditions are easy to use in practical applications.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers ECARES with number ECARES 2012-044.

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Length: 20 p.
Date of creation: Nov 2012
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Handle: RePEc:eca:wpaper:2013/133538

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Keywords: quasi-concavity; convex preferences; nonlinear budget sets; revealed preference conditions;

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