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Demand properties in household Nash equilibrium

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  • Valérie Lechene

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London)

  • Ian Preston

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London)

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Please Note: This paper was updated in July 2007 We study noncooperative household models with two agents and several voluntarily contributed public goods, deriving the counterpart to the Slutsky matrix and demonstrating the nature of the deviation of its properties from those of a true Slutsky matrix in the unitary model. We demonstrate the importance of distinguishing between cases in which there are and are not jointly contributed public goods and provide results characterising both cases. Demand properties are contrasted with those for collective models and conclusions drawn regarding the possibility of empirically testing the collective model against noncooperative alternatives.

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  • Valérie Lechene & Ian Preston, 2007. "Demand properties in household Nash equilibrium," IFS Working Papers W07/01, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:07/01
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    1. Alistair Munro, 2009. "Introduction to the Special Issue: Things We Do and Don’t Understand About the Household and the Environment," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 43(1), pages 1-10, May.
    2. Laurens CHERCHYE & Bram DE ROCK & Frederic VERMEULEN, 2007. "The revealed preference approach to collective consumption behavior: testing, recovery and welfare analysis," Working Papers Department of Economics ces0724, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Nash equilibrium; Intra-household allocation; Slutsky symmetry;

    JEL classification:

    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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