Walrasian equilibrium in large, quasi-linear markets
AbstractIn an economy with indivisible goods, a continuum of agents and quasilinear utility, we show that equilibrium exists regardless of the nature of agents' preferences over bundles. This contrasts with results for economies with a finite number of agents, which require restrictions on preferences (such as substitutability) to guarantee existence. When the distribution of preferences has full support, equilibrium prices are unique.
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Volume (Year): 8 (2013)
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Walrasian equilibrium; quasilinear utility; indivisible goods; continuum economies; complementary preferences;
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