Simple Utility Functions with Giffen Demand
We present some simple utility functions whose Marshallian demand functions possess the Giffen property: at some price-wealth pairs, the demand for a good marginally increases in response to an increase in its own price. The utility functions satisfy standard preference properties throughout the usual consumption set of nonnegative bundles: continuity, monotonicity, and convexity.
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Volume (Year): 31 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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- Moffatt, Peter G., 2002. "Is Giffen behaviour compatible with the axioms of consumer theory?," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 259-267, July.
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