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Universal interactive preferences

Ganguli, J and Heifetz, A (2012) Universal interactive preferences. UNSPECIFIED. University of Essex, Department of Economics, Economics Discussion Papers 722.


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We prove that a universal preference type space exists under much more general conditions than those postulated by Epstein and Wang (1996). To wit, it is enough that preferences can be encoded by a countable collection of continuous functionals, while the preferences themselves need not necessarily be continuous or regular, like, e.g., in the case of lexicographic preferences. The proof relies on a far-reaching generalization of a method developed by Heifetz and Samet (1998).

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 16:08
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 15:15

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