Definable preferences: An example

Ariel Rubinstein

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    Abstract

    A preference relation is definable in a language if there is a formula in this language which is satisfied precisely for those pairs which satisfy the relation. The paper suggests that definability is a natural category of requirements of preferences in economic models. To demonstrate the analytical possibilities, the paper studies the set of definable preferences in one context using Craig Lemma.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)553-560
    Number of pages8
    JournalEuropean Economic Review
    Volume42
    Issue number3-5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1998

    Keywords

    • Definability
    • Logics
    • Preferences

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Finance
    • Economics and Econometrics

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