Welfare measurement and representative consumer theory

V. Kerry Smith, Roger Von Haefen

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This paper generalizes results from linking individual random utility and aggregate representative individual demand models, to consider a comparable relation for the willingness to pay functions for quality attributes of marketed goods. It also suggests how the logic can be used to describe links between choice occasion and aggregate models (across occasions) for an individual.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 28 1997


  • Aggregation
  • D10
  • Q2
  • RUM
  • Willingness to pay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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