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A numerical representation of acyclic preferences when non-comparability and indifference are concepts with different meaning

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  • Leobardo Plata-Perez

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El uso de funciones de utilidad implica transitividad y completitud de las preferencias. La evidencia empirica muestra que estas condiciones no se cumplen en varios casos especificos. Aciclicidad de preferencias representa una debilidad interesante de la racionalidad de preferencias porque admite intransitividad de indiferencias y no comparabilidad entre algunas alternativas. Las correspondencias de utilidad fueron introducidas por Subiza (1994) como una representacion numerica de preferencias aciclicas. El marco del analisis de Subiza es modificado en este articulo para obtener representaciones numericas en las cuales podemos interpretar no-comparabilidad e indiferencia como conceptos con significado distinto. Ambos conceptos han sido considerados con el mismo significado en la presentacion tipica que asume las preferencias como un concepto primitivo.

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  • Leobardo Plata-Perez, 2004. "A numerical representation of acyclic preferences when non-comparability and indifference are concepts with different meaning," EconoQuantum, Revista de Economia y Negocios, Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Economico Administrativas, Departamento de Metodos Cuantitativos y Maestria en Economia., vol. 1(0), pages 17-23, Enero - J.
  • Handle: RePEc:qua:journl:v:1:y:2004:i:0:p:17-23
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    1. Pedro Uribe, 1996. "Consumidores con preferencias no ordenadas," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 11(1), pages 55-76.
    2. Begoña Subiza Martínez, 1993. "Numerical Representation Of Acyclic Preferences," Working Papers. Serie AD 1993-09, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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