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Is utility additive? Further evidence


  • Saroja Selvanathan
  • E. A. Selvanathan


This paper investigates the question of additive structure of the utility function using the data for nine broad commodity groups from 45 countries. Further evidence is presented in support of the preference independent utility structure.

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  • Saroja Selvanathan & E. A. Selvanathan, 2005. "Is utility additive? Further evidence," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(1), pages 83-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:37:y:2005:i:1:p:83-86
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684042000280337

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    1. Kenneth Clements & Wana Yang & Simon Zheng, 1997. "Is utility additive? The case of alcohol," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(9), pages 1163-1167.
    2. Bera, A. K. & Byron, R. P. & Jarque, C. M., 1981. "Further evidence on asymptotic tests for homogeneity and symmetry in large demand systems," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 8(2), pages 101-105.
    3. Clements, Kenneth W & Selvanathan, Antony & Selvanathan, Saroja, 1996. "Applied Demand Analysis: A Survey," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 72(216), pages 63-81, March.
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    1. Kenneth W. Clements & Xueyan Zhao, 2005. "Economic Aspects of Marijuana," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 05-28, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
    2. Clements, Kenneth W., 2008. "Price elasticities of demand are minus one-half," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(3), pages 490-493, June.

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