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Value of Information in Competitive Economies with Incomplete Markets

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  • Rohit Rahi

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  • Piero Gottardi

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A substantial literature addresses the negative effect on welfare of the release of information in a competitive market economy. We show that the value of information in this setting is typically positive if asset markets are sufficiently incomplete. More specifically, for any competitive equilibrium of a generic economy, we can find a finer information structure such that an allocation that is resource feasible and measurable with respect to thisinformation ex-post Pareto dominates the given equilibrium allocation.Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: D52, D60, D80.Keywords: Competitive Equilibrium, Incomplete Markets, Value of Information.

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  • Rohit Rahi & Piero Gottardi, 2007. "Value of Information in Competitive Economies with Incomplete Markets," FMG Discussion Papers dp596, Financial Markets Group.
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    1. Galanis, Spyros, 2016. "The value of information in risk-sharing environments with unawareness," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 97(C), pages 1-18.
    2. Michael Zierhut, 2016. "Partially revealing rational expectations equilibrium with real assets and binding constraints," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 62(3), pages 495-516, August.
    3. Piero Gottardi & Rohit Rahi, 2013. "Risk sharing and retrading in incomplete markets," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 54(2), pages 287-304, October.

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    • D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General

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