Walras--Keynes equilibria coordination and macroeconomics
In decentralised market economies, supply-constrained equilibria may persist as coordination failures, sustained but not caused by price rigidities. This feature may be arbitrarily severe, even at prices com- patible with competitive equilibrium. The supply-constraints may originate in rational expectations. Some implications for macroeco- nomics are drawn. The possibility of coordination failures explains why organised labour may resist wage flexibility. These features are il- lustrated in elementary macroeconomic prototypes, like RBC or Barro- Grossman-Malinvaud prototypes.
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