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Divisible Conspicuous Good

Stefano Bosi

DELTA Working Papers from DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure)

Abstract: There are two goods in the economy: a numeraire and a conspicuous (or positional) good. A type maximizes his utility which is a function of the numeraire and the inference of his unobservable rank by other agents. A conspicuous good is an observed signal and Bayesian inference is given by a prior that is common to all agents. This prior is a density that is a function of the rank and that is conditional to the signal. Equilibrium prior is endogenous.

Keywords: HOUSEHOLD; CONSUMPTION (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C10 C11 D10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 1996
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