Is Status Quo Bias Consistent with Downward-Sloping Demand?

  title={Is Status Quo Bias Consistent with Downward-Sloping Demand?},
  author={Donald A. Wittman},
  journal={Microeconomic Theory eJournal},
  • D. Wittman
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory eJournal
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