Accession Number:

ADA002168

Title:

The Influence of Lexicographic Preference Ordering on Relative Demands Under Alternative Price Ratios--A Graphical Presentation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

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Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This paper has examined the effect of relative price changes on the demands for goods or factors of production which are lexicographically ordered in a utility or preference function. Because of this unique ordering, no substitution effects are possible. Moreover, the income effects are constrained and influence the demand for only one good or factor. Finally, it appears possible to observe a relative decrease in the demand for the favored good or factor even though both goods are normal or both factors have positive marginal products.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE