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The Pure Theory of Consumers Behavior

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I. Introduction, 545.— II. The main postulates of the theory of choice, 548.— Analytical treatment of classical scheme, 551. — Discussion of stability conditions, 553. — III. Introduction of a saturation region, 557.— Analytical treatment of the case involving two commodities, 558.— IV. The theory of choice applied to fixed incomes, 562. — Correspondence between two and three dimensional cases, 564.—V. Indifference varieties vs. integral varieties, 565.— Consistent preferential fields, 565.— Transitivity condition, 567. — VI. Analytical treatment of an alternate scheme leading to indeterminateness of exchange equilibrium, 568.— Individual and market demand laws, 583.—VII. Conclusions, 584.— Appendix. Mathematical note on the conditions of stability in an exchange with constant prices, 588.

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  • N. Georgescu-Roegen, 1936. "The Pure Theory of Consumers Behavior," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 50(4), pages 545-593.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:50:y:1936:i:4:p:545-593.
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