Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Asset price bubbles in Arrow-Debreu and sequential equilibrium

Contents:

Author Info

  • Kevin X.D. Huang

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Utah State University, 3530 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322, USA)

  • Jan Werner

    ()
    (Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, 271 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA)

Abstract

Price bubbles in an Arrow-Debreu equilibrium in an infinite-time economy are a manifestation of lack of countable additivity of valuation of assets. In contrast, the known examples of price bubbles in a sequential equilibrium in infinite time cannot be attributed to the lack of countable additivity of valuation. In this paper we develop a theory of valuation of assets in sequential markets (with no uncertainty) and study the nature of price bubbles in light of this theory. We define a payoff pricing operator that maps a sequence of payoffs to the minimum cost of an asset holding strategy that generates it. We show that the payoff pricing functional is linear and countably additive on the set of positive payoffs if and only if there is no Ponzi scheme, provided that there is no restriction on long positions in the assets. In the known examples of equilibrium price bubbles in sequential markets valuation is linear and countably additive. The presence of a price bubble means that the dividends of an asset can be purchased in sequential markets at a cost lower than the asset's price. We present further examples of equilibrium price bubbles in which valuation is nonlinear, or linear but not countably additive.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00199/papers/0015002/00150253.pdf
Download Restriction: Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 15 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 253-278

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:15:y:2000:i:2:p:253-278

Note: Received: 17 December 1998; revised version: 8 February 1999
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00199/index.htm

Order Information:
Web: http://link.springer.de/orders.htm

Related research

Keywords: Asset price bubble; Arrow-Debreu equilibrium; Sequential equilibrium; Arbitrage; Valuation.;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2014. "On existence and bubbles of Ramsey equilibrium with borrowing constraints," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01020635, HAL.
  2. Bidian, Florin & Bejan, Camelia, 2011. "Martingale properties of self-enforcing debt," MPRA Paper 36609, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 12 Feb 2012.
  3. Kevin Huang & Jan Werner, 2004. "Implementing Arrow-Debreu equilibria by trading infinitely-lived securities," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 24(3), pages 603-622, October.
  4. repec:hal:psewpa:halshs-00793530 is not listed on IDEAS
  5. Stephen F. LeRoy, 2012. "Infinite Portfolio Strategies," Contemporary Economics, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, vol. 6(4), December.
  6. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2013. "On Existence and Bubbles of Ramsey Equilibrium with Borrowing Constraints," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00793530, HAL.
  7. Huang, Kevin X. D., 2002. "On infinite-horizon minimum-cost hedging under cone constraints," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 283-301, December.
  8. Bejan, Camelia & Bidian, Florin, 2010. "Limited enforcement, bubbles and trading in incomplete markets," MPRA Paper 36819, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Feb 2012.
  9. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2013. "On Existence and Bubbles of Ramsey Equilibrium with Borrowing Constraints," Working Papers halshs-00793530, HAL.
  10. Robert Becker & Stefano Bosi & Cuong Le Van & Thomas Seegmuller, 2014. "On existence and bubbles of Ramsey equilibrium with borrowing constraints," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 14040, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:15:y:2000:i:2:p:253-278. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Guenther Eichhorn) or (Christopher F Baum).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.