Revealed preference tests for collective household behavior

L.J.H. Cherchye, B. de Rock, F.M.P. Vermeulen, E. Verriest

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This chapter contains a state of the art of revealed preference tests for consistency of observed household behavior with Pareto efficiency. These tests are entirely nonparametric, since they do not require any assumptions regarding the parametric form of individual preferences or the intrahousehold bargaining process. We start with a discussion of some tests that are based on Chiappori’s (Econometrica, 56, 63–89, 1988) seminal labor supply model with egoistic preferences and observed individual leisure. We then present revealed preference conditions for Browning and Chiappori’s (Econometrica, 66, 1241–1278, 1998) collective consumption model with general individual preferences (including public goods and externalities) and only aggregate household consumption observed. Finally, we deal with a test for special cases of the general model, one that is based on integer programming.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHousehold Economic Behaviors
EditorsJ.A. Molina
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages83-98
Number of pages260
ISBN (Print)9781441994301
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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NameInternational Series on Consumer Science

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Household behavior
Revealed preference
Individual preferences
Leisure
Pareto efficiency
Labor supply
Externalities
Integer programming
Intra-household bargaining
Household consumption

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Cherchye, L. J. H., de Rock, B., Vermeulen, F. M. P., & Verriest, E. (2011). Revealed preference tests for collective household behavior. In J. A. Molina (Ed.), Household Economic Behaviors (pp. 83-98). (International Series on Consumer Science). New York: Springer Verlag.
Cherchye, L.J.H. ; de Rock, B. ; Vermeulen, F.M.P. ; Verriest, E. / Revealed preference tests for collective household behavior. Household Economic Behaviors. editor / J.A. Molina. New York : Springer Verlag, 2011. pp. 83-98 (International Series on Consumer Science).
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Household Economic Behaviors. ed. / J.A. Molina. New York : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 83-98 (International Series on Consumer Science).

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Cherchye LJH, de Rock B, Vermeulen FMP, Verriest E. Revealed preference tests for collective household behavior. In Molina JA, editor, Household Economic Behaviors. New York: Springer Verlag. 2011. p. 83-98. (International Series on Consumer Science).