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La teoría del consumidor: preferencias y utilidad

Consumer theory: preferences and utility

Eloy Ávalos ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The consumer’s theory is a particular case of the theory of choice. This paper will explore the fundamental propositions that explain the behavior of a consumer agent and then be expressed in terms of the function of utility. Thus, the concept of utility is divorced of any philosophical and ethical burden, being simply a mathematical function that satisfies certain properties, such that the values obtained with it are a index that represents very well the order of preference.

Keywords: Relación de preferencia débil; indiferencia; preferencia fuerte; función de utilidad (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D11 D01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-11-04, Revised 2012-08-24
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