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An existence result and a characterization of the least concave utility of quasi-linear preferences

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Abstract This note shows that there exists a least concave utility function of a convex quasi-linear preference relation and that a utility function of a convex quasi-linear preference relation is least concave iff it is of the form u(x)Â +Â cy.

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  • Hosoya, Yuhki, 2011. "An existence result and a characterization of the least concave utility of quasi-linear preferences," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 251-252, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:47:y:2011:i:2:p:251-252
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