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Testing Utility Maximization with Measurement Errors in the Data

Jones, Barry and Edgerton, David LU (2009) In Advances in Econometrics 24. p.199-236
Abstract
Revealed preference axioms provide a simple way of testing data from consumers or firms for consistency with optimizing behavior. The resulting non-parametric tests are very attractive, since they do not require any ad hoc functional form assumptions. A weakness of such tests, however, is that they are non-stochastic. In this paper, we provide a detailed analysis of two approaches that can be used to derive non-parametric tests for utility maximization, which can account for measurement errors in observed price or quantity data.
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Non-Parametric Tests, GARP, Weak separability, Revealed Preference, Additive Separability, SARP, Measurement Errors
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Advances in Econometrics
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24
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199 - 236
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  series       = {Advances in Econometrics},
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  year         = {2009},
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