A Simple Test of Richter-Rationality
We propose in this note a simple non-parametric test of Richterrationality which is the basic definition of rationality used in choice functions theory. Loosely speaking, the data set is rationalizable in the Richter’ sense if there exists a complete-acyclic binary relation that rationalizes the data set. Hence a data set is rationalizable in the Richter’ sense if there exists a variable intervals function which rationalizes this data set. Since an acyclic binary relation is not necessary transitive then the proposed Richter-rationality test is weaker than GARP. Finally the test is performed over Mattei’s1 data sets.
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