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Notes on the Suboptimality Result of J. D. Geanakoplos and H. M. Polemarchakis (1986)

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  • Antonio Jimenez-Martínez

    (Universidad de Guanajuato)

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J. D. Geanakoplos and H. M. Polemarchakis (1986) prove the generic constrained suboptimality of equilibrium allocations in two period economies with incomplete markets. They perturb asset prices at equilibrium when the degree of market incompleteness equals one. Since prices do not parameterize the economy, a generic result cannot be obtained in such a way. These notes provide a detailed version of their proof in which utilities and endowments are perturbed.

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Article provided by El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos in its journal Estudios Económicos.

Volume (Year): 22 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 111-136

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Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:22:y:2007:i:1:p:111-136

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Keywords: incomplete asset markets constrained suboptimality; transversality theory.;

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  1. Chattopadhyay, Subir & Gottardi, Piero, 1999. "Stochastic OLG Models, Market Structure, and Optimality," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 89(1), pages 21-67, November.
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