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Lattice-Theoretic Foundations of the Consumer's Problem


  • Leonard J. Mirman

    (University of Virginia)

  • Richard Ruble

    (Michigan State University)


This paper provides an introduction to and discussion of the application of lattice-theoretic methods to classic problems in consumer theory. General characterizations of income effects with two goods, and with an arbitrary number of goods, as well as examples of comparative statics over densities and consumer types are also presented.

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  • Leonard J. Mirman & Richard Ruble, 2002. "Lattice-Theoretic Foundations of the Consumer's Problem," Discussion Papers 02-07, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:0207

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    1. Soderbom, Mans & Teal, Francis, 2004. "Size and efficiency in African manufacturing firms: evidence from firm-level panel data," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 369-394, February.
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    consumer's problem; income effects; lattice programming; super-extremal;

    JEL classification:

    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory


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