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The income effect under uncertainty: A Slutsky-like decomposition with risk aversion

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  • Antoniadou, Elena
  • Mirman, Leonard J.
  • Santugini, Marc

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We study the effect of changing income on optimal decisions in the multidimensional expected utility framework with strongly separable preferences. Using the Kihlstrom and Mirman (1974) (KM) utility representation, we show that the effect of changing income can be decomposed into a modified income effect linked to the classical income effect and an effect representing attitudes to risk, modified by income.

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  • Antoniadou, Elena & Mirman, Leonard J. & Santugini, Marc, 2016. "The income effect under uncertainty: A Slutsky-like decomposition with risk aversion," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 169-178.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:55:y:2016:i:c:p:169-178
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2016.02.012
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    Keywords

    Classical demand theory; Consumption–saving problem; Income; Risk aversion; Uncertainty;
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    JEL classification:

    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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