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Is Status Quo Bias Consistent With Downward-Sloping Demand?

  • DONALD WITTMAN

"We show that status quo bias combined with downward-sloping demand implies addictive behavior. This result does not depend on transitivity, a complete ordering, or even the existence of a preference relation that rationalizes choices." ("JEL" D11, D81) Copyright (c) 2007 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.

Volume (Year): 46 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 283-288

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecinqu:v:46:y:2008:i:2:p:283-288
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  1. Michael Mandler, 2004. "Status quo maintenance reconsidered: changing or incomplete preferences?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 114(499), pages F518-F535, November.
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