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Generating Globally Regular Indirect Utility Functions


  • Denis Conniffe

    () (Economics Department, National University of Ireland Maynooth)


Despite their scarcity in the literature, an abundance of globally regular indirect utility functions, involving as many parameters as desired, exists. They are easily constructed as a function of simple homothetic component utilities.

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  • Denis Conniffe, 2004. "Generating Globally Regular Indirect Utility Functions," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n1380804, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  • Handle: RePEc:may:mayecw:n1380804

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    1. Diewert, Walter E & Wales, Terence J, 1987. "Flexible Functional Forms and Global Curvature Conditions," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 55(1), pages 43-68, January.
    2. Caves, Douglas W & Christensen, Laurits R, 1980. "Global Properties of Flexible Functional Forms," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(3), pages 422-432, June.
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    Global regularity; indirect utility functions;

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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior

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