The Quasilinear Quadratic Utility Model: An Overview

32 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2019

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Philippe Choné

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Laurent Linnemer

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST)

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

The quasi-linear quadratic utility model is widely used in economics. The knowledge of its exact origin is less widespread. A first contribution of the paper is to explain the genesis of this model. Next, we review the main properties of the general model, mainly following the previous literature. Finally, it is shown that all the tractable versions of the model used in practice are (almost) identical and have a mean variance structure. We provide ready-to-use formulae for this symmetric model.

JEL Classification: L130

Suggested Citation

Choné, Philippe and Linnemer, Laurent, The Quasilinear Quadratic Utility Model: An Overview (2019). CESifo Working Paper No. 7640, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3422221 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3422221

Philippe Choné (Contact Author)

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Laurent Linnemer

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) ( email )

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France

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