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Generic inefficiency of equilibria in the general equilibrium model with incomplete asset markets and infinite time

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  • Felix Kubler
  • Karl Schmedders

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We consider a Lucas asset-pricing model with heterogeneous agents, exogenous labor income, and a finite number of exogenous shocks. Although agents are infinitely lived, endowments and dividends are time-invariant functions of the exogenous shock alone and are thus restricted to lie in a finite-dimensional space; genericity analysis can be conducted on sets of zero Lebesgue measure. When financial markets are incomplete, that is, there are fewer financial securities than shocks, we show that generically in individual endowments all competitive equilibria are Pareto inefficient. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

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Volume (Year): 22 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (08)
Pages: 1-15

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Keywords: Keywords and Phrases: Incomplete markets; Heterogeneous agents; Inefficient equilibria.; JEL Classification Numbers: C63; D50; D52.;

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Cited by:
  1. Tom Krebs, 2002. "Non-Existence of Recursive Equilibria on Compact State Spaces When Markets are Incomplete," Working Papers 2002-17, Brown University, Department of Economics.
  2. Felix Kubler & Karl Schmedders, 2010. "Non-parametric counterfactual analysis in dynamic general equilibrium," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 45(1), pages 181-200, October.
  3. Chiaki Hara, 2009. "Effectively Complete Asset Markets with Multiple Goods and over Multiple Periods," KIER Working Papers 685, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.

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