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General equilibrium in economies with uncertain delivery

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  • João Correia-da-Silva

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  • Carlos Hervés-Beloso

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We consider a general equilibrium model of trade ex ante with differential information in which agents choose plans of state-contingent lists of bundles. Being unable to verify that the state of nature is s and not t, an agent has to accept the delivery of any bundle in the list for delivery in state s or in the list for delivery in state t. Under the assumption that each state of nature can be verified by at least one agent, we establish existence of equilibrium and we show that the equilibrium allocation satisfies a notion of coalitional incentive compatibility. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2012

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Volume (Year): 51 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 729-755

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:51:y:2012:i:3:p:729-755

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Keywords: General equilibrium; Differential information; Verifiability; Uncertain delivery; Lists of bundles; Rational behavior; C62; D51; D82;

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  1. Hervés-Beloso, Carlos & Martins-da-Rocha, Victor Filipe & Monteiro, Paulo Klinger, 2008. "Equilibrium theory with asymmetric information and infinitely many states," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 673, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
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Cited by:
  1. João Correia da Silva, 2014. "Two-period economies with price-contingent deliveries," FEP Working Papers 529, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
  2. Joao Correia-da-Silva & Carlos Hervés-Beloso, 2012. "Irrelevance of private information in two-period economies with more goods than states of nature," FEP Working Papers 473, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.

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