Essays in the Theory and Measurement of Consumer Behaviour: In Honour of Sir Richard Stone

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The eleven papers in this volume show work in the theory and measurement of consumer behaviour. The eminent contributors offer papers ranging from theory to econometrics, from Engel curves to labour supply and fertility, and from consumer demand in England to consumer behaviour in the USSR. These papers were written and collected for this volume to honour Sir Richard Stone on the occasion of his retirement from his chair at the University of Cambridge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521067553
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2008
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The analysis of commodity demands: Introduction; 1. Some Engel curves W. M. Gorman; 2. Suggestions towards freeing systems of demand functions from a strait-jacket L. Johansen; 3. Theoretical and empirical approaches to consumer demand under rationing A. S. Deaton; 4. The independence transformation: a review and some further explorations H. Theil and K. Laitinen; 5. The analysis of consumption and demand in the USSR N. P. Fedorenko and N. J. Rimasheskaya; Part II: The theory of index numbers: Introduction; 6. On the constructability of consistent price indices between several periods simultaneously S. N. Afriat; 7. The economic theory of index numbers: a survey W. E. Diewert; Part III. The consumption function and durable goods: Introduction; 8. Testing neoclassical models of the demand for consumer durables J. Muellbauer; 9. Liquidity and inflation effects on consumers' expenditure D. F. Hendry and T. Von Ungern Sternberg; Part IV. Other aspects: fertility and labour supply: Introduction; 10. On labour supply and commodity demands A. B. Atkinson and N. H. Stern; 11. Child spacing and numbers: an empirical analysis M. Nerlove and A. Razin.

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