A generalization of Rader's utility representation theorem
AbstractRader's utility representation theorem guarantees the existence of an upper semicontinuous utility function for any upper semicontinuous total preorder on a second countable topological space. In this paper we present a generalization of Rader's theorem to not necessarily total preorders that are weakly upper semicontinuous.
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Date of creation: 09 Aug 2010
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Weakly upper semicontinuous preorder; utility function;
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