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Zur Begründung der linearen Nachfragefunktion in der Haushaltstheorie / Reasons for the Linear Demand Function in Consumer Theory

  • Schöler Klaus


    (Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Wirtschaftstheorie, Postfach 601553, D-14415 Potsdam. Tel.: ++49/+3 31/9 77 45 44, Fax: ++49/+3 31/9 77 46 15)

  • Kneis Gert

    (Universität Potsdam, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Mathematik, Postfach 60 15 53, D-14415 Potsdam)

The intention of this paper is to find a utility function for the often used linear demand functions. The derivation of a utility function with such properties leads to a surprising result: Not only one utility function, but a class of utility functions has the required properties. It also gets clear that in a world of two goods one demand function is linear with respect to the price, and the demand for the second good is described by a convex function in the price-quantity-diagram.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik).

Volume (Year): 223 (2003)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 571-580

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Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:223:y:2003:i:5:p:571-580
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