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Separable Utility

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198284611
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595844 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198284616.003.0010
 Separable Utility

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This is the fourth of six chapters in Part II about demand and utility cost, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. It discusses separable utility. Its five sections are: models of separability; separability tests (for classical consistency and the more restrictive classical separable consistency); constructions (the definition of mathematical functions that can be constructed on the basis of the solutions to the conditions of separability presented in the previous section); (the) utility dimension (of the separability of a group of goods); and budget separability.

Keywords: budget separability; choice; choice theory; classical consistency; classical separable consistency; conditions of separability; demand; mathematical economics; models; separability; separability tests; separable utility; utility cost; utility dimension of the separability of goods

Chapter.  4174 words. 

Subjects: Microeconomics

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