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For the 2x2 case being considered, write $$\mathbf{B}=\left[\begin{array}{cc} b_{1,1} & b_{1,2}\\ b_{2,1} & b_{2,2} \end{array}\right].\quad$$ It follows that the element (1,1) in $B^{-1}$ is given by $\frac{b_{2,2}}{b_{1,1}b_{2,2}-b_{1,2}b_{2,1}}$. Notice that $$\frac{\partial q_1(p_1,p_2)}{\partial p_1}=(\frac{\partial p_1(q_1,q_2)}{\partial q_1 }...


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Reason: Both goods cannot be inferior. Let's say originally you consume $x$ and $y$. So your budget constraint looks like $$p_x x + p_y y = I.$$ If both X and Y are inferior, when income goes down from $I_0$ to $I'$, the quantity demanded for both has to go up (by definition) from $x$ to $x'$ and $y$ to $y'$. This implies $$p_x x' + p_y y' = I' < I = ...


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Neglecting technology parameters and assuming constant returns to scale, the parameters $\sigma$ and $\gamma$ are jointly estimable via dynamic (least squares) programming. See this paper.


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