Homothetic Preferences Revealed
Jan Heufer () and
Per Hjertstrand ()
Additional contact information
Jan Heufer: Erasmus School of Economics and Tinbergen Institute, Postal: Rotterdam
No 1187, Working Paper Series from Research Institute of Industrial Economics
We propose a method to recover homothetic preferences from choice data with minor optimization or measurement errors. Our method allows for a more detailed graphical analysis to reveal subjects' preferences and to choose appropriate functional forms for parametric analysis. It can also be used to extend applications of the money metric function, such as parametric recoverability as introduced by Halevy et al. (2017). It can also improve nonparametric comparison of preferences as suggested by Heufer (2014).
Keywords: Graphical Analysis; Homotheticity; Money Metric Utility; Recoverability; Revealed Preference (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C91 D11 D12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-exp and nep-upt
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Working Paper: Homothetic Preferences Revealed (2017)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:1187
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Paper Series from Research Institute of Industrial Economics Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Elisabeth Gustafsson ().