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Strong core equivalence theorem in an atomless economy with indivisible commodities

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  • Inoue, Tomoki

    (Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

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We consider an atomless exchange economy with indivisible commodities. Every commodity can be consumed only in integer amounts. In such an economy, because of the indivisibility, the preference maximization does not imply the cost minimization. We prove that the strong core coincides with the set of cost-minimized Walras allocations which satisfy both the preference maximization and the cost minimization under the same price vector.

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  • Inoue, Tomoki, 2011. "Strong core equivalence theorem in an atomless economy with indivisible commodities," Center for Mathematical Economics Working Papers 418, Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University.
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    1. Inoue, Tomoki, 2014. "Indivisible commodities and an equivalence theorem on the strong core," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 22-35.
    2. Inoue, Tomoki, 2011. "Indivisible commodities and an equivalence theorem on the strong core," Center for Mathematical Economics Working Papers 417, Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University.

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    Strong core; Cost-minimized Walras equilibrium; Core equivalence; Indivisible commodities;

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