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Two-period economies with private state verification

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  • Joao Correia-da-Silva

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    (CEF.UP and Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto)

  • Carlos Herves-Beloso

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    (RGEA, Facultad de Economicas, Universidad de Vigo)

Abstract

Private state verification is introduced in a two-period economy with spot markets in both periods and complete futures markets for contingent delivery in the second period. Existence of equilibrium is established, under standard assumptions. An example is presented in which a complete set of contingent markets allows agents to arrive at the optimal allocation of risk-bearing, while securities are not sufficient.

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Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 374.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:374

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Keywords: General equilibrium; Asymmetric information; Private state verification; Two-period economies;

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  1. João Correia da Silva & Carlos Hervés-Beloso, 2012. "Existence and generic efficiency of equilibrium in two-period economies with private state-verification," FEP Working Papers 443, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.

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