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Testable Restrictions on the Equilibrium Manifold

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We present a finite system of polynomial inequalities in unobservable variables and market data that observations on market prices, individual incomes and aggregate endowments must satisfy to be consistent with the equilibrium behavior of some pure trade economy. Quantifier elimination is used to derive testable propositions on finite data sets for the pure trade model.

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  • Donald J. Brown & Rosa L. Matzkin, 1995. "Testable Restrictions on the Equilibrium Manifold," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1109, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
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    Keywords

    General equilibrium; nonparametric restrictions; quantifier elimination;

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    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies

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