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A market interpretation of the proportional extended core


  • Bejan, Camelia
  • Gómez, Juan Camilo


Any TU-game can be generated from a production economy with indivisible labor inputs. An equilibrium of that economy always exists after a central intervention that taxes income and subsidizes production. The set of equilibrium allocations corresponding to the smallest income tax coincides with the proportional extended core of the game.

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  • Bejan, Camelia & Gómez, Juan Camilo, 2012. "A market interpretation of the proportional extended core," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 636-638.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:636-638 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.08.010

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    Core extensions; Market games; Taxes and subsidies;

    JEL classification:

    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue


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