Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Mar, 1980, Volume 48, Issue 2

Aggregate Expected Consumer Surplus as a Welfare Index with an Application to Price Stabilization<423:AECSAA>2.0.CO;2-S
p. 423-436

William P. Rogerson

This paper presents necessary and sufficient conditions for the expected value of consumer surplus to correctly represent a consumer's preferences. A theorem characterizing utility functions which represent preferences over conditional probabilities is used to derive this. An application to price stabilization policy is presented.

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