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Implicit Additive Preferences: A Further Generalization of the CES

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  • Paul Preckel

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  • Thomas Hertel

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    (Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Purdue University)

  • John Cranfield

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The CES is generalized by extension of the work of Hanoch (1975) resulting in implicit, direct and indirect relationships between utility and consumption. Expressions for substitution and income elasticities are developed and observed to be variable, rather than constant as in the CES case.

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Paper provided by Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics in its series Working Papers with number 05-03.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:pae:wpaper:05-03

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Keywords: Constant elasticity of substitution; implicit functions; preferences; demand;

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  1. Maureen T. Rimmer & Alan A. Powell, 1992. "Demand Patterns Across the Development Spectrum: Estimates for the AIDADS System," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers op-75, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
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