An Order Theoretic Approach to Net Substitution Effects
We revisit the analysis of discrete comparative statics effects in the classical consumer expenditure minimization framework, using techniques that exploit the order and lattice properties of the problem, without reference to topological properties. It is shown that these comparative statics effects give rise to classes of partial orders, which in turn induce lattice structures that define the critical points of comparability (for the behavior of the utility function), meets and joins, which are used to derive sufficient conditions, from the quasi-supermodular class of properties, for a good(s) to be a net substitute or complement of another. Examples demonstrate the analysis.
|Date of creation:||01 Aug 2000|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Phone: 1 212 998 3820|
Fax: 1 212 995 4487
Web page: http://www.econometricsociety.org/pastmeetings.asp
More information through EDIRC
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Milgrom, Paul & Shannon, Chris, 1994.
"Monotone Comparative Statics,"
Econometric Society, vol. 62(1), pages 157-80, January.
- Mas-Colell, Andreu & Whinston, Michael D. & Green, Jerry R., 1995. "Microeconomic Theory," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195102680.
- Milgrom, Paul & Roberts, John, 1990. "The Economics of Modern Manufacturing: Technology, Strategy, and Organization," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 80(3), pages 511-28, June.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ecm:wc2000:1796. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F. Baum)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.