Revealed Price Preference: theory and empirical analysis

主讲人: John Quah

Professor of Economics, John Hopkins University. Co-editor, Journal of Mathematical Economics.

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主持人: Qingliang Fan

We develop a model of demand where consumers trade-off the utility of con-sumption against the disutility of expenditure. This model is appropriate whenever a con-sumer's demand over a strict subset of all available goods is being analyzed. Data sets consistent with this model are characterized by the absence of revealed preference cycles over prices. For the random utility extension of the model, we devise nonparametric statistical procedures for testing and welfare comparisons. The latter requires the development of novel tests of linear hypotheses for partially identified parameters. Our applications on national household expenditure data provide support for the model and yield informative bounds concerning welfare rankings across different prices. 

时间: 2018-04-26(Thursday)16:40-18:00
地点: N302, Econ Building
主办单位: WISE&SOE
类型: 系列讲座