Free disposal, monotonicity and equilibrium
AbstractThis paper studies the effect of free disposal on the existence of Walrasian equilibrium for exchange economies with indivisible objects. It is shown that allowing an agent to enjoy free disposal has the same effect for generating an equilibrium (or eliminating existing equilibria) as allowing every agent to enjoy free disposal. A new equilibrium existence theorem is given to show how this observation can enhance the existence results by Kelso and Crawford (1982) and Sun and Yang (2006).
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Date of creation: 13 Nov 2012
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Indivisibility; equilibrium; free disposal; monotonic cover;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
- D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
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- NEP-ALL-2012-11-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-GTH-2012-11-24 (Game Theory)
- NEP-MIC-2012-11-24 (Microeconomics)
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