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Existence of equilibria with a tight marginal pricing rule

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  • Bonnisseau, J.-M.
  • Cornet, B.

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This paper deals with the existence of marginal pricing equilibria when it is defined by using a new and tighter normal cone introduced by B. Cornet and M.O. Czarnecki. The main interest of this new definition of the marginal pricing rule comes from the fact that it is more precise in the sense that the set of prices satisfying the condition is smaller than the one given by the Clarke's normal cone. The counterpart is that it is not convex valued, which leads to some mathematical difficulties in the existence proof. The result is obtained through an approximation argument under the same assumptions as in the previous existence results.

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  • Bonnisseau, J.-M. & Cornet, B., 2008. "Existence of equilibria with a tight marginal pricing rule," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(7-8), pages 613-624, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:44:y:2008:i:7-8:p:613-624
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    1. M. Ali Khan, 2007. "Perfect Competition," PIDE-Working Papers 2007:15, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

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    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies

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