Welfare Gains And Losses In Sunspot Equilibria
We study a standard two period exchange economy with one nominal asset. As is well known there is a continuum of sunspot equilibria around each efficient equilibrium. A sunspot equilibrium is inefficient but some household may gain in sunspot equilibria relative to the efficient equilibrium. We show that a household's equilibrium utility level is either locally maximized or locally minimized at the efficient equilibrium, and derive a condition which identifies whether or not a household's utility is locally minimized or maximized.
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Volume (Year): 58 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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