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Consumption choice and asset pricing with a non-price-taking agent

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  • Suleyman Basak

    (Finance Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6367, USA)

Abstract

This paper develops a pure-exchange model to study the consumption-portfolio problem of an agent who acts as a non-price-taker, and to analyze the implications of his behavior on equilibrium security prices. The non-price-taker is modeled as a price leader in all markets; his price impact is then recast as a dependence of the Arrow-Debreu prices on his consumption, allowing a tractable formulation. Besides the aggregate consumption, the endowment of the non-price-taker appears as an additional factor in driving equilibrium allocations and prices. Comparisons of equilibria between a price-taking and a non-price-taking economy are carried out.

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  • Suleyman Basak, 1997. "Consumption choice and asset pricing with a non-price-taking agent," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 10(3), pages 437-462.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:10:y:1997:i:3:p:437-462
    Note: Received: March 29, 1996; revised version October 29, 1996
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    1. Suleyman Basak & Anna Pavlova, 2004. "Monopoly power and the firm’s valuation: a dynamic analysis of short versus long-term policies," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 24(3), pages 503-530, October.
    2. Matthew Pritsker, 2005. "Large investors: implications for equilibrium asset, returns, shock absorption, and liquidity," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2005-36, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    3. Kraft, Holger & Kühn, Christoph, 2011. "Large traders and illiquid options: Hedging vs. manipulation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(11), pages 1898-1915.
    4. Branko Urosevic, 2001. "Moral hazard and dynamics of insider ownership stakes," Economics Working Papers 787, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Oct 2004.
    5. Oliver Williams & Stephen Satchell, 2011. "Social welfare issues of financial literacy and their implications for regulation," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 1-40, August.
    6. Basak, Suleyman & Pavlova, Anna, 2004. "Monopoly Power and the Firm€ٳ Valuation:," Working papers 4234-01, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.

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    JEL classification:

    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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