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THEOREM 1. 6 houses of the oblique software functionality If u(x) is constant and strictly expanding on Rn+ , then v(p, y) outlined in (1. 12) is 1. non-stop on Rn++ ×R+ , 2. Homogeneous of measure 0 in (p, y), three. Strictly expanding in y, four. reducing in p, five. Quasiconvex in (p, y). additionally, it satisfies 6. Roy’s identification: If v(p, y) is differentiable at (p0 , y0 ) and ∂v(p0 , y0 )/∂y=0, then xi (p0 , y0 ) = − ∂v(p0 , y0 )/∂pi , ∂v(p0 , y0 )/∂y i = 1, . . . , n. facts: estate 1 follows from Theorem A2. 21 (the theorem of the maximum). we will now not pursue the main points. the second one estate is straightforward to turn out. We needs to express that v(p, y) = v(tp, ty) for all t > zero. yet v(tp, ty) = [max u(x) s. t. tp · x ≤ ty], that is basically resembling [max u(x) s. t. p · x ≤ y] simply because we may perhaps divide either side of the constraint via t > zero with out affecting the set of bundles pleasurable it. (See Fig. 1. 14. ) for that reason, v(tp, ty) = [max u(x) s. t. p · x ≤ y] = v(p, y). Intuitively, homes three and four easily say that any rest of the consumer’s price range constraint can by no means reason the utmost point of conceivable application to diminish, while any tightening of the funds constraint can by no means reason that point to extend. To turn out three (and to instruction Lagrangian methods), we will make a few extra assumptions even if estate three might be proven to carry with no them. to maintain issues easy, we’ll think for the instant that the answer to (1. 12) is exactly confident and differentiable, the place (p, y) zero and that u(·) is differentiable with ∂u(x)/∂xi > zero, for all x zero. As we've remarked prior to, simply because u(·) is exactly expanding, the constraint in (1. 12) needs to bind on the optimal. accordingly, (1. 12) is such as v(p, y) = maxn u(x) x∈R+ s. t. p · x = y. (P. 1) 30 bankruptcy 1 x2 ty/tp2 = y/p 2 v(tp, ty) ϭ v(p, y) Ϫtp1/tp 2 ϭ Ϫp 1/p 2 ty/tp1 = y/p 1 x1 determine 1. 14. Homogeneity of the oblique software functionality in costs and source of revenue. The Lagrangian for (P. 1) is L(x, λ) = u(x) − λ(p · x − y). x∗ (P. 2) Now, for (p, y) zero, permit x∗ = x(p, y) resolve (P. 1). by means of our extra assumption, zero, so we may possibly practice Lagrange’s theorem to finish that there's a λ∗ ∈ R such that ∂u(x∗ ) ∂ L(x∗ , λ∗ ) = − λ∗ pi = zero, ∂xi ∂xi i = 1, . . . , n. (P. three) notice that simply because either pi and ∂u(x∗ )/∂xi are confident, so, too, is λ∗ . Our extra differentiability assumptions let us now practice Theorem A2. 22, the Envelope theorem, to set up that v(p, y) is exactly expanding in y. based on the Envelope theorem, the partial by-product of the utmost price functionality v(p, y) with appreciate to y is the same as the partial spinoff of the Lagrangian with admire to y evaluated at (x∗ , λ∗ ), ∂v(p, y) ∂ L(x∗ , λ∗ ) = = λ∗ > zero. ∂y ∂y (P. four) hence, v(p, y) is exactly expanding in y > zero. So, simply because v is continuing, it truly is then strictly expanding on y ≥ zero. For estate four, you may additionally hire the Envelope theorem. besides the fact that, we will supply a extra trouble-free evidence that doesn't depend upon any extra hypotheses. So examine p0 ≥ p1 and allow x0 remedy (1.

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