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Note on generated choice and axioms of revealed preference


  • Magyarkuti, Gyula


In this article, we study the axiomatic foundations of revealed preference theory. Let P denote the strict and R the weak revealed preference, respectively. The purpose of the paper is to show that weak, strong, and Hansson's axioms of revealed preference can be given as identities using the generated choices with respect to P and R in terms of maximality and in terms of greatestness.

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  • Magyarkuti, Gyula, 2000. "Note on generated choice and axioms of revealed preference," MPRA Paper 20358, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Feb 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20358

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    1. Suzumura, Kotaro, 1977. "Houthakker's axiom in the theory of rational choice," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 284-290, April.
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    3. Duggan, John, 1999. "A General Extension Theorem for Binary Relations," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 86(1), pages 1-16, May.
    4. Amartya K. Sen, 1971. "Choice Functions and Revealed Preference," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 38(3), pages 307-317.
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    Revealed preference; Weak axiom of revealed preference; Strong axiom of revealed preference; Hansson's axiom of revealed preference;

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    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General
    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General


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