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The Ex Ante Incentive Compatible Core in the absence of wealth effects

In a differential information economy with quasi-linear utilities, monetary transfers facilitate the fulfillment of incentive compatibility constraints: the associated ex ante core is generically nonempty. However, we exhibit a well-behaved exchange economy in which this core is empty, even if goods are allocated through random mechanisms. Copyright The Econometric Society 2002.

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