A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets

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A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets. / McFadden, Daniel L; Fosgerau, Mogens.

National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012. (NBER Working Paper Series, Vol. 17953).

Publication: ResearchWorking paper – Annual report year: 2012

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McFadden, DL & Fosgerau, M 2012 'A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets' National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER Working Paper Series, vol. 17953

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McFadden, D. L., & Fosgerau, M. (2012). A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets. National Bureau of Economic Research. (NBER Working Paper Series, Vol. 17953).

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McFadden DL, Fosgerau M. 2012. A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets. National Bureau of Economic Research. (NBER Working Paper Series, Vol. 17953).

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McFadden, Daniel L and Mogens Fosgerau A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets. National Bureau of Economic Research. 2012., 29 p., (NBER Working Paper Series, Volume 17953).

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McFadden DL, Fosgerau M. A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets. National Bureau of Economic Research. 2012. (NBER Working Paper Series, Vol. 17953).

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McFadden, Daniel L; Fosgerau, Mogens / A Theory of the Perturbed Consumer with General Budgets.

National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012. (NBER Working Paper Series, Vol. 17953).

Publication: ResearchWorking paper – Annual report year: 2012

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