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Strategic Pricing of Commodities

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  • Kurt Jornsten
  • Jan Ub�e

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We consider a setting where a large number of agents are trading commodity bundles. Assuming that agents of the same type have a certain utility attached to each transaction, we construct a statistical equilibrium which in turn implies prices on the different commodities. Our basic question is then the following. Assuming that some commodities come out with prices that are socially unacceptable, is it possible to change these prices systematically if a new type of agent is paid to enter the market? We will consider explicit examples where this can be done.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Mathematical Finance.

Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 385-399

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Keywords: Agent preferences; efficient markets; statistical equilibria; commodity prices; arbitrageurs;

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  1. Jörnsten, Kurt & Ubøe, Jan, 2010. "Quantification of preferences in markets," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(4), pages 453-466, July.
  2. Foley Duncan K., 1994. "A Statistical Equilibrium Theory of Markets," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 321-345, April.
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