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A revealed preference theory of monotone choice and strategic complementarity

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  • Natalia Lazzati

    (Department of Economics, University of California Santa Cruz)

  • John K.-H. Quah

    (Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University)

  • Koji Shirai

    (School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)

Abstract

We develop revealed preference characterizations of (1) monotone choice in the context of individual decision making and (2) strategic complementarity in the context of simultaneous games. We first consider the case where the observer has access to panel data and then extend the analysis to the case where data sets are cross sectional and preferences heterogenous. Lastly, we apply our techniques to investigate the possibility of spousal inuence in smoking decisions.

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  • Natalia Lazzati & John K.-H. Quah & Koji Shirai, 2016. "A revealed preference theory of monotone choice and strategic complementarity," Discussion Paper Series 147, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, revised Oct 2016.
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    Keywords

    monotone comparative statics; single crossing differences; interval dominance; supermodular games; lattices;
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    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making

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