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Testing for Intertemporal Nonseparability

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  • Ian Crawford
  • Matthew Polisson

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This paper presents a nonparametric analysis of intertemporal models of consumer choice that relax consumption independence. We compare the revealed preference conditions for the intertemporally nonseparable models of rational habit formation and rational anticipation. We show that these models are nonparametrically equivalent in the usual empirical setting.

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  • Ian Crawford & Matthew Polisson, 2013. "Testing for Intertemporal Nonseparability," Discussion Papers in Economics 13/08, Division of Economics, School of Business, University of Leicester, revised Jul 2013.
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    Keywords

    Anticipation; habits; revealed preference; time separability;
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    JEL classification:

    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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