Working Paper No. 1309

Power Against Random Expenditure Allocation for Revealed Preference Tests

Published: December 3, 2019, revised April 2021Pages: 12Keywords: GARP; Power; Revealed preferenceJEL-codes: C14; D12

Power Against Random Expenditure Allocation for Revealed Preference Tests Per Hjertstrand

This paper proposes new power indices for revealed preference tests. The indices are based on models of irrational consumption behavior where the consumer randomly allocates a certain fraction of expenditure. The methods allow a researcher to trace out the entire power curve against random expenditure allocation. The power indices are illustrated on altruistic choices in experimental data.


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