Advanced Microeconomic Theory (3rd Edition) by Geoffrey A. Jehle, Philip J. Reny

By Geoffrey A. Jehle, Philip J. Reny

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1) Now the marginal rate of substitution of good two for good one at the bundle x1 = (x11 , x21 ), denoted MRS12 (x11 , x21 ), is the absolute value of the slope of the indifference curve through (x11 , x21 ). 2) because f <0. 1), u(x1 , f (x1 )) is a constant function of x1 . Hence, its derivative with respect to x1 must be zero. That is, ∂u(x1 , x2 ) ∂u(x1 , x2 ) + f (x1 ) = 0. 3) imply that MRS12 (x1 ) = ∂u(x1 )/∂x1 . ∂u(x1 )/∂x2 Similarly, when there are more than two goods we define the marginal rate of substitution of good j for good i as the ratio of their marginal utilities, MRSij (x) ≡ ∂u(x)/∂xi .

It then would be the case that every level of utility he can achieve facing Bt is a level he could have achieved either when facing B1 or when facing B2 . Then, of course, the maximum level of utility that he can achieve over Bt could be no larger than at least one of the following: the maximum level of utility he can achieve over B1 , or the maximum level of utility he can achieve over B2 . But if this is the case, then the maximum level of utility achieved over Bt can be no greater than the largest of these two.

In the two-good case, preferences like these can be represented by an indifference map whose level sets are non-intersecting, strictly convex away from the origin, and increasing north-easterly, as depicted in Fig. 8. 5 In case the reader is curious, the term ‘almost all’ means all bundles except a set having Lebesgue measure zero. However, there is no need to be familiar with Lebesgue measure to see that some such qualifier is necessary. Consider the case of a single good, x, and the utility function u(x) = x + sin(x).

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