Dynamics, Stability, and Foresight in the Shapley-Scarf Housing Market
AbstractWhile most of the literature starting with Shapley and Scarf (1974) have considered a static exchange economy with indivisibilities, this paper studies the dynamics of such an economy. We find that both the dynamics generated by competitive equilibrium and the one generated by weakly dominance relation, converge to a set of allocations we define as strictly stable, which we can show to exist. Moreover, we show that even when only pairwise exchanges between two traders are allowed, the strictly stable allocations are attained eventually if traders are sufficiently farsighted.
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Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Indivisible Goods Market; Dynamics; Competitive Allocation; Strict Core; Foresight; Stable Set;
Other versions of this item:
- Kamijo, Yoshio & Kawasaki, Ryo, 2010. "Dynamics, stability, and foresight in the Shapley-Scarf housing market," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 214-222, March.
- D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
- C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-07-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-GTH-2009-07-28 (Game Theory)
- NEP-URE-2009-07-28 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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