Revealed Price Preference: Theory and Stochastic Testing
We develop a model of demand where consumers trade-oﬀ the utility of consumption against the disutility of expenditure. This model is appropriate whenever a consumer’s demand over a strict subset of all available goods is being analyzed. Data sets consistent with this model are characterized by the absence of revealed preference cycles over prices. The model is readily generalized to the random utility setting, for which we develop nonparametric statistical tests. Our application on national household consumption data provides support for the model.
Deb, Rahul; Kitamura, Yuichi; Quah, John K.-H.; and Stoye, Jörg, "Revealed Price Preference: Theory and Stochastic Testing" (2017). Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers. 197.