Impatience implication of weakly Paretian orders: Existence and genericity

Kuntal Banerjee, Ram Sewak Dubey

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We study order theoretic and topological implications for impatience of weakly Paretian, representable orders on infinite utility streams. As a departure from the traditional literature, we do not make any continuity assumptions in proving the existence of impatient points. Impatience is robust in the sense that there are uncountably many impatient points. A general statement about genericity of impatience cannot be made for representable, weakly Paretian orders. This is shown by means of an example. If we assume a stronger sensitivity condition, then genericity obtains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mathematical Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Genericity
  • Impatience condition
  • Order types
  • Sensitivity conditions
  • Uncountable sets
  • Weak Pareto


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