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Differentiability of the Efficient Frontier when Commitment to Risk Sharing is Limited

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  • Koeppl Thorsten V.

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This paper shows that the value function describing efficient risk sharing with limited commitment is not necessarily differentiable everywhere. We link differentiability of the value function to history dependence of efficient allocations and provide sufficient conditions for both properties.

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  • Koeppl Thorsten V., 2006. "Differentiability of the Efficient Frontier when Commitment to Risk Sharing is Limited," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 6(1), pages 1-6, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejmac:v:topics.6:y:2006:i:1:n:10
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    1. Pierre Dubois & Bruno Jullien & Thierry Magnac, 2008. "Formal and Informal Risk Sharing in LDCs: Theory and Empirical Evidence," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 76(4), pages 679-725, July.
    2. Andrew Clausen & Carlo Strub, 2012. "Envelope theorems for non-smooth and non-concave optimization," ECON - Working Papers 062, Department of Economics - University of Zurich.
    3. Rincón-Zapatero, Juan Pablo & Santos, Manuel S., 2009. "Differentiability of the value function without interiority assumptions," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 144(5), pages 1948-1964, September.
    4. Huang, Pidong, 2013. "Optimal Unemployment Insurance With Different Types of Job," MPRA Paper 46626, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Thibaut Lamadon, 2014. "Productivity Shocks, Dynamic Contracts and Income Uncertainty," 2014 Meeting Papers 243, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    6. Fuchs, William & Lippi, Francesco, 2003. "Monetary Union with Voluntary Participation," CEPR Discussion Papers 4122, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    7. Popov, Latchezar, 2016. "Stochastic costly state verification and dynamic contracts," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 1-22.
    8. Carmona, Guilherme, 2006. "On the Optimality of the Equality Matching Form of Sociality," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp489, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
    9. Tessa Bold, 2008. "Implications of Endogenous Group Formation for Efficient Risk-Sharing," Economics Series Working Papers 387, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.

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    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth

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