We consider the problem of representing a (possibly) incomplete preference relation by means of a vector-valued utility function. Continuous and semicontinuous representation results are reported in the case of preference relations that are, in a sense, not "too incomplete." These results generalize some of the classical utility representation theorems of the theory of individual choice and paves the way towards developing a consumer theory that realistically allows individuals to exhibit some "indecisiveness" on occasion. Journal of Economic Literature Classification Number: D11.
- Incomplete preference relations
- Partial orders
- Utility representation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics