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19) , x,. 20) 1 χ λ X P = AL/- - λλ,υ- ρρ'υ~ l -kyU~ px'. 24) 1 - ' χ χ - χ,,χ'. 26) where Κ / . e. the matrix of substitution effects) and — χ,,χ' the matrix of income effects. This exposition has the important advantage of showing that the substitution effect can be decomposed into two components. j element of U~ ' ) is called the specific substitution effect. The second component 50 Demand functions: general restrictions is the general substitution effect, in the terminology introduced by Houthakker (1960, p.
25). 22). 6). 31). This result will be used in a moment. The symmetry of Κ (Κ = Κ') follows directly from the fact that λ \j ÀÀy XyXy is a symmetric matrix. 26) we may therefore write Xp + x y x ' = X'p + xx;. 11b). It is now easy to establish the homogeneity condition. 31). 4). 6 n [ Ζ) ό Ό y T h i s c o n d i t i o n was not discussed a b o v e , because it can be d e r i v e d from the o t h e r general restrictions. Demand functions: general restrictions 52 Finally, we have to establish the negativity of the own substitution effect ku.
3) is defined ceteris paribus (all other things constant). The methodological and economical implications of the ceteris paribus assumption have been brilliantly discussed by Friedman (1949) to which the interested reader is referred. 1. Homogeneity of degree zero Every demand equation must be homogeneous of degree zero in income and prices. In other words, if all prices and income are multiplied by a positive constant k, the quantity demanded must remain unchanged. In applied work, only those mathematical functions which have this property can be candidates for qualification as demand functions.