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A general revealed preference theorem for stochastic demand behavior

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  • Taradas Bandyopadhyay
  • Indraneel Dasgupta
  • Prasanta Pattanaik

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We present a general revealed preference theorem concerning stochastic choice behavior by consumers. We show that, when the consumer spends her entire wealth, the Weak Axiom of Stochastic Revealed Preference due to Bandyopadhyay, Dasgupta, and Pattanaik (1999) is equivalent to a restriction on stochastic demand behavior that we call stochastic substitutability. We also show that the relationship between the Weak Axiom of Revealed Preference and Samuelson's inequality in the deterministic theory, and the main result of Bandyopadhyay, Dasgupta, and Pattanaik (1999) are both special cases of our result. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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  • Taradas Bandyopadhyay & Indraneel Dasgupta & Prasanta Pattanaik, 2004. "A general revealed preference theorem for stochastic demand behavior," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 23(3), pages 589-599, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:23:y:2004:i:3:p:589-599
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-003-0388-x
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