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The Monotonicity of Individual and Market Demand

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This paper studies the interplay between two types of conditions guaranteeing the monotonicity of market demand : conditions on individual preferences and conditiosn on the distribution of income.
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  • John K.-H. Quah, 2000. "The Monotonicity of Individual and Market Demand," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 68(4), pages 911-930, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:68:y:2000:i:4:p:911-930
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    2. John Quah, 2001. "Comparative Statics of the Weak Axiom," Economics Papers 2001-W3, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
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    8. Donald J Brown & Caterina Calsamiglia, 2007. "Marshall's Theory of Value and the Strong Law of Demand," Levine's Bibliography 843644000000000204, UCLA Department of Economics.
    9. Larsson, Lars-Göran, 2012. "On Expected Demand Functions without Utility Maximization," Working Papers in Economics 527, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
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    11. Chiappori, P. -A. & Ekeland, I. & Kubler, F. & Polemarchakis, H. M., 2004. "Testable implications of general equilibrium theory: a differentiable approach," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(1-2), pages 105-119, February.
    12. Donald J. Brown & Caterina Calsamiglia, 2003. "Rationalizing and Curve-Fitting Demand Data with Quasilinear Utilities," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1399R, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, revised Jul 2004.
    13. Yakar Kannai & Larry Selden, 2014. "Violation of the Law of Demand," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 55(1), pages 1-28, January.
    14. Jean-Sébastien Lenfant, 2011. "General equilibrium after Sonnenschein, Mantel and Debreu: Trends and perspectives [L'équilibre général depuis Sonnenschein, Mantel et Debreu : courants et perspectives]," Post-Print hal-01742978, HAL.
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    16. John Quah, 2004. "The aggregate weak axiom in a financial economy through dominant substitution effects," Economics Papers 2004-W18, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
    17. Gaël Giraud & Isabelle Maret, 2007. "The Exact Insensitivity of Market Budget Shares and the "Balancing Effect"," Post-Print halshs-00155753, HAL.
    18. Larsson, Lars-Göran, 2009. "On the Law of Demand. - A mathematically simple descriptive approach for general probability density functions," Working Papers in Economics 396, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
    19. Juan E. Martinez-Legaz & John K.-H. Quah, 2003. "Risk Aversion over Incomes and Risk Aversion over Commodities," Economics Papers 2003-W09, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
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    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution
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