Saito, Tetsuya (2007): An Expository Note on Alchian-Allen Theorem When Sub-Utility Functions are Homogeneous of Degree n ą 0.
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This expository note shows Alchian and Allen’s conjecture–consumers purchase fine quality relatively more than coarse one– is true under some specific conditions about homogeneity, inner solution and substitutability while allowing the influence of the income effect. In the proof, to be an exposition, I emphasize graphical representations of Alchian-Allen Theorem than algebra.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||An Expository Note on Alchian-Allen Theorem When Sub-Utility Functions are Homogeneous of Degree n ą 0|
|English Title:||Shipping the Good Apples Out: Another Proof with A Graphical Representation|
|Keywords:||Fixed transaction cost; quality of goods; Alchian-Allen Theorem; change in consumption pattern|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F10 - General
D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D01 - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
|Depositing User:||Tetsuya Saito|
|Date Deposited:||23. Dec 2007 11:13|
|Last Modified:||19. Jan 2015 21:32|
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