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Club theory and household formation

  • Gersbach, Hans
  • Haller, Hans

The relationship between our general equilibrium model with multi-member households and club models with multiple private goods is investigated. The main distinction in the definitions consists in the equilibrium concepts. As a rule, competitive equilibria among households where no group of consumers can benefit from forming a new household and valuation equilibria prove equivalent in the absence of consumption externalities, but not in their presence.

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Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 715-724

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