Supermodularity and preferences

@article{Chambers2009SupermodularityAP,
  title={Supermodularity and preferences},
  author={Christopher P. Chambers and Federico Echenique},
  journal={J. Economic Theory},
  year={2009},
  volume={144},
  pages={1004-1014}
}
Supermodularity of utility has long been understood as capturing the notion of complementarities in consumption behavior. The notion dates to the nineteenth century; Edgeworth and Pareto were two of its main proponents. However, supermodularity is not an ordinal property. We study the ordinal content of supermodularity. We uncover the complete ordinal implications of supermodularity on finite lattices under the additional assumption of weak monotonicity. In this case, it is equivalent to the… CONTINUE READING
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