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On f-core equivalence with general widespread externalities

  • Hammond, Peter J.

Second version: November, 1995. This paper partially extends the f-core equivalence theorem of Hammond, Kaneko and Wooders [7] for continuum economies with widespread externalities --- i.e., those over which each individual has negligible control. Externalities need not result directly from trading activities. Neither free disposal of divisible goods nor monotone preferences are assumed. Instead, a slightly strengthened form of local non-satiation suffices. However, in general it is proved only that any f-core allocation is a weak Nash--Walrasian equilibrium. Finally, the proof uses an elementary argument which does not rely on Lyapunov's theorem or convexity of the integral of a correspondence w.r.t. a non-atomic measure.

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Volume (Year): 32 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 177-184

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:32:y:1999:i:2:p:177-184
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  6. Hammond, Peter J. & Kaneko, Mamoru & Wooders, Myrna Holtz, 1989. "Continuum economies with finite coalitions: Core, equilibria, and widespread externalities," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 113-134, October.
  7. Yamazaki, Akira, 1978. "An Equilibrium Existence Theorem without Convexity Assumptions," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 46(3), pages 541-55, May.
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