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Nonparametric tests of collectively rational consumption behavior: an integer programming procedure

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  • Laurens Cherchye
  • Bram De Rock
  • Jeroen Sabbe
  • Frederic Vemeulen

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We present an IP-based nonparametric (revealed preference) testing procedure for rational consumption behavior in terms of general collective models, which include consumption externalities and public consumption. An empirical application to data drawn from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) demonstrates the practical usefulness of the procedure. Finally, we present extensions of the testing procedure to evaluate the goodness-of-fit of the collective model subject to testing, and to quantify and improve the power of the corresponding collective rationality tests.

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  • Laurens Cherchye & Bram De Rock & Jeroen Sabbe & Frederic Vemeulen, 2008. "Nonparametric tests of collectively rational consumption behavior: an integer programming procedure," Working Papers Department of Economics ces0801, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.
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    1. Cherchye, Laurens & De Rock, Bram & Vermeulen, Frederic, 2010. "An Afriat Theorem for the collective model of household consumption," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 145(3), pages 1142-1163, May.
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    Keywords

    collective consumption model; revealed preferences; nonparametric rationality tests; integer programming (IP).;

    JEL classification:

    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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