Economic Theory

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 367–370

Simple Utility Functions with Giffen Demand

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DOI: 10.1007/s00199-006-0086-6

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Sørensen, P.N. Economic Theory (2007) 31: 367. doi:10.1007/s00199-006-0086-6


Simple utility functions with the Giffen property are presented: locally, the demand curve for a good is upward sloping. The utility functions represent continuous, monotone, convex preferences.


Preferences Giffen good 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark