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A Representation Theorem for General Revealed Preference

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  • Mikhail Freer
  • Cesar Martinelli

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We provide a representation theorem for revealed preference of an agent whose consumption set is contained in a general topological space (separable Hausdorff space). We use this result to construct a revealed preference test that applies to choice over infinite consumption streams and probability distribution spaces, among other cases of interest in economics. In particular, we construct a revealed preference test for best-responding behavior in strategic games.

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  • Mikhail Freer & Cesar Martinelli, 2018. "A Representation Theorem for General Revealed Preference," Working Papers ECARES 2018-28, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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