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A Characterization of Collective Individual Expenditure Functions

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  • Martina Menon

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    (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

  • Elisa Pagani

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    (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

  • Federico Perali

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    (Department of Economics (University of Verona))

Abstract

We examine the properties ensuring that individual expenditure functions, derived within the context of the collective household model, are legitimate individual cost functions. Our curvature results are important for the characterization of collective demand functions as well and for the measurement of inequality within the household.

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Paper provided by University of Verona, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 20/2012.

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Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ver:wpaper:20/2012

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Keywords: Individual expenditure function; Collective household model; Concavity; Homogeneity;

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  1. Elisa Pagani, 2013. "Tricks for maximizing collective utility functions," Working Papers 02/2013, University of Verona, Department of Economics.

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