Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159878
Authors: 
Dragone, Davide
Vanin, Paolo
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE No. 1040
Abstract: 
We study a broad class of dynamic consumer problems and characterize the short and long-run response of the demand for a good to a permanent increase in its market price. Such response can be non-monotonic over time, and the short and long-run price-elasticity of demand may have opposite sign. This is a testable prediction and can arise even in the absence of income effects. Our results are robust to a variety of settings that are commonly used in the economic literature, and have relevant policy implications. We provide illustrative applications to models of human capital and labor supply, addiction, habit and taste formation, health capital, and renewable resources.
JEL: 
D11
D91
I00
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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