Econometrica: Nov 1981, Volume 49, Issue 6
The Comparative Statics of Hedonic Price Functions and Other Nonlinear Constraints
Lee E. EdlefsenThe comparative statics of optimization models which have nonlinear constraints are examined. It is shown that most of the standard results of "linear" comparative statics still apply. However, it is also shown that individual substitution and income effects are systematically affected by the nature and degree of nonlinearity of the constraint. A model of quantity/quality trade-offs, previously examined in the literature, is analyzed, and several new results are developed.
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