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A decentralized market for a perishable good

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We characterize the steady state of a market with random matching and bargaining, where the sellers' goods can perish overnight. Generally, the quantity traded is suboptimal, prices are dispersed and there is a dead-weight loss caused by excess supply or demand. In the limit, as the cost of staying in the market tends to zero, only the amount of trade tends to the efficient level, the other two non-competitive characteristics remain. We discuss the implications of these findings on the foundations of competitive equilibrium and on the robustness of the results in the literature on durable-goods markets.

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  • Ahmed Anwar & Jozsef Sakovics, 2006. "A decentralized market for a perishable good," Edinburgh School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 141, Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh.
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    2. Sjaak Hurkens & Nir Vulkan, 2015. "Dynamic matching and bargaining with heterogeneous deadlines," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 44(3), pages 599-629, August.

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