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Quantity Constrained Equilibria

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  • Herings, P.J.J.
  • Laan, G. van der
  • Talman, A.J.J.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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In a standard general equilibrium model it is assumed that there are no price restictionsand that prices adjust infinitely fast to their equilibrium values. In this paper the set ofadmissible prices is allowed to be an arbitrary convex set. For such an arbitrary set it cannotbe guaranteed that there exists a constrained equilibrium satisfying the usual condition that aprice will be on its upper or lower bound in case of rationing. Therefore we introduce a moregeneral equilibrium concept, called Quantity Constrained Equilibrium (QCE). At such an equilibriumthe levels of supply and demand rationing are completely determined by the components of adirection in which the price system cannot be moved further without leaving the set of admissibleprices. When the set is compact, we show the existence of a connected set of QCEs, containing twotrivial no-trade equilibria. Moreover, the set contains for every commodity a generalized Drèzeequilibrium, being a QCE at which this commodity is not being rationed, and also a generalizedsupply-constrained equilibrium without demand rationing. We apply this main result to severalspecial cases, including the case of an unbounded set of admissible prices.

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  1. Talman, A.J.J. & Yang, Z.F., 2003. "On the Connectedness of Coincidences and Zero Points of Mappings," Discussion Paper 2003-73, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  2. Herings, P.J.J. & Koshevoy, G.A. & Talman, A.J.J. & Yang, Z.F., 2004. "A general existence theorem of zero points," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-123911, Tilburg University.
  3. Sander van der Hoog, 2004. "Credit and Cash-in-Advance in Disequilibrium Models," Computing in Economics and Finance 2004 294, Society for Computational Economics.

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