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Axiomatizations of neoclassical concepts for economies

  • Serrano, Roberto
  • Volij, Oscar

We characterize the Pareto correspondence, the core and the Walras solution using the axioms of consistency, converse consistency and one-person rationality. Consistency and its converse are defined with respect to suitably constructed reduced economies for each case. Our results hold for the well-known class of coalitional production economies, which covers exchange economies as a particular case. The key reason to use this class is the observation that the reduction of an exchange economy yields a production economy. Author Keywords: Consistency; Reduced economy; Core; Walrasian equilibrium

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Volume (Year): 30 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 (August)
Pages: 87-108

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:30:y:1998:i:1:p:87-108
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