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Engel’s curve and product differentiation: A dynamic analysis of the effects of quality on consumer’s choice

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  • Vincenzo Merella, 2006. "Engel’s curve and product differentiation: A dynamic analysis of the effects of quality on consumer’s choice," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 53(2), pages 157-182, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:inrvec:v:53:y:2006:i:2:p:157-182
    DOI: 10.1007/BF03029582
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    1. Böhme, Marcus & Thiele, Rainer, 2012. "Is the Informal Sector Constrained from the Demand Side? Evidence for Six West African Capitals," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(7), pages 1369-1381.
    2. Vincenzo Merella & Stephen E. Satchell, 2014. "Technology Shocks and Asset Pricing: The Role of Consumer Confidence," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 352, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
    3. Vincenzo Merella, 2014. "Do Quality Ladders Rationalise the Observed Engel Curves?," BCAM Working Papers 1401, Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics.

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