IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

On integrability and aggregation of superior demand functions


  • José C. R. Alcantud

    () (Universidad de Salamanca)

  • Susanne Fuchs-Seliger

    () (Universität Karlsruhe)


When each of the members of a collective displays a demand behavior that is consistent with a homogeneous of degree one in income demand, it is well known that some properties carry over to the aggregate representative consumer. We investigate those issues when the components of the society are allowed to behave in agreement with less restrictive demand patterns, namely superior demand functions.

Suggested Citation

  • José C. R. Alcantud & Susanne Fuchs-Seliger, 2007. "On integrability and aggregation of superior demand functions," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(13), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07d10008

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Jerison, Michael, 1984. "Aggregation and pairwise aggregation of demand when the distribution of income is fixed," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 1-31, June.
    2. Fuchs-Seliger, Susanne, 1980. "On the Continuity of Utility Functions in the Theory of Revealed Preference," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 21(3), pages 611-618, October.
    3. Chipman, John S., 1974. "Homothetic preferences and aggregation," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 26-38, May.
    4. Richter, Marcel K., 1979. "Duality and rationality," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 131-181, April.
    5. José Alcantud & Gianni Bosi & Carlos Palmero & Magalì Zuanon, 2006. "Mathematical utility theory and the representability of demand by continuous homogeneous functions," Portuguese Economic Journal, Springer;Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, vol. 5(3), pages 195-205, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07d10008. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (John P. Conley). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.