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Introduction to Sunspots and Lotteries

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This introduces the symposium on sunspots and lotteries. Two stochastic general equilibrium concepts, Sunspot Equilibrium (SE) and Lottery Equilibrium (LE), are compared. It is shown that, for some general, pure-exchange economies which allow for consumption non-convexities or moral hazards, the set of LE allocations is equivalent to the set of SE allocations provided that the randomizing device can generate events of any probability.
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  • Prescott, Edward C. & Shell, Karl, 2002. "Introduction to Sunspots and Lotteries," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 107(1), pages 1-10, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:107:y:2002:i:1:p:1-10
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    JEL classification:

    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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