Approximate Quasi-linearity for Large Incomes

  • Mamoru KanekoEmail author
Part of the Indian Statistical Institute Series book series (INSIS)


Quasi-linear utility functions are widely used in economics and game theory as convenient tools. Quasi-linearity ignores income effects on individual evaluations of alternative choices; indeed, it is captured by a condition of no-income effects on such evaluations. However, income effects are non-negligible relative to agents’ economic activities in many social/economic problems such as in housing markets. In this chapter, we consider how quasi-linearity holds for large incomes for agents. We employ an axiomatic approach to this problem and study its implications and applications to some economic and game theoretic problems.


Quasi-linear utility function Approximate quasi-linearity Normality Lindahl-ratio equilibrium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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