Infinite Horizon Incomplete Markets
AbstractThis paper extends the general equilibrium model with incomplete markets to an open-ended future, thereby providing a natural setting for analyzing problems in macroeconomics. Two concepts of equilibrium are defined that prevent agents from entering into Ponzi schemes: the first is based on debt constraints and the second is based on a transversality condition that limits the rate of growth of debt. Under the assumption that agents are impatient (Mackey continuity of preferences) and have a degree of impatience that is bounded below, the two concepts of equilibrium are shown to coincide and lead to existence of equilibrium. Copyright 1994 by The Econometric Society.
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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 1993
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- Magill, M. & Quinzii, M., 1992. "Infinite Horizon Incomplete Markets," DELTA Working Papers 92-26, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
- Magill, M. & Quinzii, M., 1992. "Infinite Horizon Incomplete Markets," Papers 413a, California Davis - Institute of Governmental Affairs.
- Magill,Michael & Quinzii,Martine, 1992. "Infinite horizon,Incomplete markets," Discussion Paper Serie A 384, University of Bonn, Germany.
- D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
- D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing
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