Working paper

On a Class of Smooth Preferences

Andrea Attar, Thomas Mariotti, and François Salanié


We construct a complete space of smooth strictly convex preference relations defined over physical commodities and monetary transfers. This construction extends the classic one by assuming that preferences are monotone in transfers, but not necessarily in all commodities. This provides a natural framework to perform genericity analyses in situations involving inventory costs or decisions under risk.


Smooth Preferences; Nonmonotonicity;

JEL codes

  • C60: General
  • D11: Consumer Economics: Theory

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Published in

TSE Working Paper, n. 17-799, April 2017