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On the objective of firms under uncertainty with stock markets

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  • Bonnisseau, Jean-Marc
  • Lachiri, Oussama

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In a multi-period, multi-commodity economy with stock markets, we try to extend the work of Drèze [Investment under private ownership: optimality, equilibrium and stability, in: Allocation under Uncertainty; Equilibrium and Optimality, Wiley, New York, 1974, p. 129] to define the behavior of the firms. We exhibit first-order necessary conditions for a constrained Pareto optimal allocation. The financial constraints lead to non-colinear supporting spot prices for the consumers at each node. Nevertheless, the firms are satisfying a first-order necessary condition for profit maximization with respect to a price computed as the Drèze's prices. These prices are also consistent with the sense that the present values of the firms computed with the personal prices of the stockholders and with the Drèze's prices coincide when short sales are allowed. We also show that these conditions are simpler if we consider an allocation at which each consumer maximizes his preferences, when they are smooth. This allows us to give a formal definition for the objective of the firms, which extend the Drèze's criterion. We also discuss different definitions of constrained feasibility, and, we provide the related necessary conditions, which do not differ for the production sector.
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  • Bonnisseau, Jean-Marc & Lachiri, Oussama, 2004. "On the objective of firms under uncertainty with stock markets," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(5), pages 493-513, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:40:y:2004:i:5:p:493-513
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    1. Bejan, Camelia, 2008. "Production and financial decisions under uncertainty," MPRA Paper 11033, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Jacques H. Drèze & Oussama Lachiri & Enrico Minelli, 2007. "Shareholder-efficient production plans in a multi-period economy," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne b07065, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    3. Volker Britz & P. Herings & Arkadi Predtetchinski, 2013. "A bargaining theory of the firm," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 54(1), pages 45-75, September.
    4. Jean-Marc Bonnisseau & Oussama Lachiri, 2006. "About the second theorem of welfare economics with stock markets," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques b06053, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
    5. Britz Volker & Herings Jean-Jacques & Predtetchinski Arkadi, 2010. "Theory of the Firm: Bargaining and Competitive Equilibrium," Research Memorandum 057, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
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    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General

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