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Sequentially complete markets remain incomplete

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  • Drèze, Jacques H.
  • Herings, P. Jean-Jacques

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We show by means of an example that the result of Arrow [Arrow, K.J. (1953), Le rôle des valeurs boursières pour la répartition la meilleure des risques, Econométrie, 41-47, CNRS, Paris; translated as The role of securities in the optimal allocation of risk bearing, Review of Economic Studies, 31, 91-96] is problematic when there exist multiple equilibrium continuations to the initial-period component of an intertemporal equilibrium.

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  • Drèze, Jacques H. & Herings, P. Jean-Jacques, 2008. "Sequentially complete markets remain incomplete," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(3), pages 445-447, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:3:p:445-447
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    • D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis

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