A comprehensive approach to revealed preference theory

Hiroki Nishimura, Efe A. Ok, John K.H. Quah

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    We develop a version of Afriat's theorem that is applicable in a variety of choice environments beyond the setting of classical consumer theory. This allows us to devise tests for rationalizability in environments where the set of alternatives is not the positive orthant of a Euclidean space and where the rationalizing utility function is required to satisfy properties appropriate to that environment. We show that our results are applicable, amongst others, to choice data on lotteries, contingent consumption, and intertemporal consumption.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1239-1263
    Number of pages25
    JournalAmerican Economic Review
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Apr 2017

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics


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