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When can we do better than autarky?

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  • Tian, Guoqiang
  • Zhang, Yuzhe

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This paper provides a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of nonautarkic contract in a risk sharing model with two-sided lack of commitment. Verifying the condition takes just one Guassian elimination of a matrix.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 44338.

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Date of creation: Jan 2013
Date of revision: Feb 2013
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44338

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Keywords: Lack of commitment; Risk sharing; Autarky;

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