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A Strategic Market Game with Secured Lending

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We study stationary Markov equilibria for strategic, competitive games, in a market-economy model with one non-durable commodity, fiat money, borrowing/lending through a central bank or a money market, and a continuum of agents. These use fiat money in order to offset random fluctuations in their endowments of the commodity, are not allowed to borrow more than they can pay back (secured lending), and maximize expected discounted utility from consumption of the commodity. Their aggregate optimal actions determine dynamically prices and/or interest rates for borrowing and lending, in each period of play. In equilibrium, random fluctuations in endowment- and wealth-levels offset each other, and prices and interest rates remain constant. As in our related recent work, KSS (1994), we study in detail the individual agents' dynamic optimization problems, and the invariance measures for the associated, optimally controlled Markov chains. By appropriate aggregation, these individual problems lead to the construction of stationary Markov competitive equilibrium for the economy as a whole. Several examples are studied in detail, fairly general existence theorems are established, and open questions are indicated for further research.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1099.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: May 1995
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Mathematical Economics (1997), 28(2): 207-247
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1099

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  1. AMIR, Rabah, 2001. "Stochastic games in economics and related fields: an overview," CORE Discussion Papers 2001060, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Piotr Więcek, 2009. "Pure equilibria in a simple dynamic model of strategic market game," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 69(1), pages 59-79, March.
  3. I. Karatzas & M. Shubik & W. Sudderth, 2000. "A Stochastic Overlapping Generations Economy with Inheritance," Working Papers 00-04-023, Santa Fe Institute.
  4. Martin Shubik & Nicolaas J. Vriend, 1999. "A Behavioral Approach to a Strategic Market Game," Research in Economics 99-01-003e, Santa Fe Institute.
  5. Geanakoplos, J. & Karatzas, I. & Shubik, M. & Sudderth, W., 2000. "A strategic market game with active bankruptcy," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 359-396, November.
  6. Oderanti, Festus Oluseyi & De Wilde, Philippe, 2010. "Dynamics of business games with management of fuzzy rules for decision making," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 128(1), pages 96-109, November.
  7. Ioannis Karatzas & Martin Shubik & William D. Sudderth, 1997. "A Stochastic Infinite-Horizon Economy with Secured Lending, or Unsecured Lending and Bankruptcy," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1156, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  8. John Geanakoplos & Ioannis Karatzas & Martin Shubik & William D. Sudderth, 2009. "Inflationary Equilibrium in a Stochastic Economy with Independent Agents," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1708, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  9. Ioannis Karatzas & Martin Shubik & William D. Sudderth, 2000. "Information and the Existence of Stationary Markovian Equilibrium," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1261, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  10. Takeoka, Norio, 2003. "On the consistency of stationary Markov equilibria with an exogenous distribution," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 113(2), pages 316-324, December.

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