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Consistent conjectural variations equilibria in strategic multilateral exchange

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  • Ludovic JULIEN

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    (EconomiX, Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense)

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In this note, we address the problem of determining which conjectural variations general equilibria are consistent in strategic multilateral exchange. We therefore consider expectations in a simple conjectural general equilibrium model of a pure exchange economy under strategic interactions. Three results are obtained. Firstly, the competitive equilibrium is a locally consistent conjectural general equilibrium. Secondly, the symmetric Cournot oligopoly equilibrium is not a locally consistent conjectural general equilibrium. Thirdly, the symmetric collusive equilibrium is a locally consistent conjectural general equilibrium.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 465-473

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08d40041

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