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Notes on the Suboptimality Result by J. D. Geanakoplos and H. M. Polemarchakis (1986)

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  • Antonio Jimenez-Martinez

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J. D. Geanakoplos and H. M. Polemarchakis (1986) prove the generic constrained suboptimality of equilibrium allocations in two period economies with incomplete markets. They perturb asset prices at equilibrium when the degree of market incompleteness equals one. However, since prices are not fundamentals that parameterize the economy, a generic result cannot be obtained in such a way. In these notes we provide complete and detailed version of their proof in which the arguments do not depend on the dimension of the market incompleteness and in which utilities and endowments are perturbed.

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  • Antonio Jimenez-Martinez, 2002. "Notes on the Suboptimality Result by J. D. Geanakoplos and H. M. Polemarchakis (1986)," Department of Economics and Finance Working Papers EC200507, Universidad de Guanajuato, Department of Economics and Finance, revised Dec 2005.
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    1. Newbery, David M G & Stiglitz, Joseph E, 1982. "The Choice of Techniques and the Optimality of Market Equilibrium with Rational Expectations," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 90(2), pages 223-246, April.
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    3. Joseph E. Stiglitz, 1982. "The Inefficiency of the Stock Market Equilibrium," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 49(2), pages 241-261.
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    Keywords

    Incomplete Asset Markets; Constrained Suboptimality; Transversality Theory;

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    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General

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