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Frequency of trade and the determinacy of equilibrium in economies of overlapping generations

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  • Hippolyte d'Albis
  • Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron

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Demichelis and Polemarchalis highlighted the role played by the frequency of trade in the degree of indeterminacy of equilibrium in economies of overlapping generations. Assuming that time has a finite starting point and extends into the infinite future, they prove that the degree of indeterminacy increases with the number of periods in the life-span of individuals, which is assumed to be deterministic. We show that this result does not hold when individual longevity is represented by an exponential survival function: the degree of indeterminacy depends on individual preferences and monetary policy but is independent of the frequency of trade.
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  • Hippolyte d'Albis & Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron, 2013. "Frequency of trade and the determinacy of equilibrium in economies of overlapping generations," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 9(1), pages 85-100, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ijethy:v:9:y:2013:i:1:p:85-100
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-7363.2013.12005.x
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