Money illusion, Gorman and Lau
AbstractAny demand equation satisfying Lau’s (1982) Fundamental Theorem of Exact Aggregation and is 0 homogeneous in prices and income will have a Gorman (1981) functional form for each income term. This property does not depend on symmetry or adding up. The implications of this result are illustrated by an extensive example.
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Demand; exact aggregation; functional form; homogeneity;
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- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
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