New Insights into the Theory of Giffen Goods

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One might expect that after their identification in the 19th century, all aspects of Giffen goods would have been studied by now. This appears not to be the case. This book contains the latest insights into the theory of Giffen goods. In the past, surprisingly few goods could be categorized as "Giffen." This may be because of a lack of understanding of the character of these goods. Therefore, the theories explained in this book may also produce a solid basis for further empirical research in the field. Experts throughout the world have contributed to this book, which predominantly pursues a mathematically rigorous approach. It may be used by researchers in the field of fundamental economics and in graduate-level courses in advanced microeconomics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages171
ISBN (Print)9783642217760
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems


  • economics
  • management science
  • optimization
  • microeconomics
  • economic theory

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    Heijman, W. J. M., & van Mouche, P. H. M. (Eds.) (2011). New Insights into the Theory of Giffen Goods. (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems; No. 655). Springer.