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Psychophysical Foundations of the Cobb-Douglas Utility Function

Rossella Argenziano and Itzhak Gilboa

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Abstract: Relying on a literal interpretation of Weber's law in psychophysics, we show that a simple condition of independence across good categories implies the Cobb-Douglas preferences.

Keywords: Cobb-Douglas; Weber's Law; Semi-Order (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-05-15
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DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3178753

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