A revealed preference test for weakly separable preferences
Consider a finite data set of price vectors and consumption bundles; under what conditions will there be a weakly separable utlity function that rationalizes the data?� This paper shows that rationalization in this sense is possible if and only if there exists a preference order on some finite set of consumption bundles that is consistent with the observations and that is weakly separable.� Since there can only be a finite number of preference orders on this set, the problem of rationalization with a weakly separable utility function is solvable.
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