Real income growth and revealed preference inconsistency

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dc.contributor.author Jerison, David
dc.contributor.author Jerison, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-09T11:06:21Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-09T11:06:21Z
dc.date.issued 2001-05
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/248
dc.description.abstract If a smooth demand function violates the strong axiom of revealed preference, the income and prices can follow a cycle and returm to their starting values even though real income is always rising. We show how real income growth along the "worst" revealed preference cycle depends on the range of price variation and on violations of the Slutsky conditions. We relate this result to proposed reforms of the consumer price index and use it to justify a new index of local demand inconsistency. We also use the Slutsky matrix to determine an upper bound on the number of observations required to detect revealed preference inconsistency.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries UC3M Working Paper. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2001-02
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Real income growth and revealed preference inconsistency
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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dc.identifier.repec we012902
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