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Revealed preference tests for consistency with weakly separable indirect utility


  • Per Hjertstrand


  • James Swofford



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  • Per Hjertstrand & James Swofford, 2012. "Revealed preference tests for consistency with weakly separable indirect utility," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 72(2), pages 245-256, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:72:y:2012:i:2:p:245-256 DOI: 10.1007/s11238-010-9226-3

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    1. Cherchye, Laurens & Demuynck, Thomas & De Rock, Bram & Hjertstrand, Per, 2015. "Revealed preference tests for weak separability: An integer programming approach," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 186(1), pages 129-141.

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    Revealed preference; Indirect utility; Weak separability; C60; D11; D12;

    JEL classification:

    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis


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