On the differentiability of the consumer demand function

Paulo Klinger Monteiro, Mário Rui Páscoa, Sérgio Ribeiro Da Costa Werlang

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Abstract

For strictly quasiconcave utility functions, demand is shown to be differentiable almost everywhere if (i) utility is separable or (ii) utility is concave and quasilinear or (iii) utility is differentiable and marginal utilities are pointwise Lipschitzian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-261
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Mathematical Economics
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Convexity index
  • Differentiability of demand
  • Separable utility

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