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Overlapping risk adjusted sets of priors and the existence of efficient allocations and equilibria with short-selling

  • Rose-Anne Dana

    (CEREMADE - CEntre de REcherches en MAthématiques de la DEcision - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Université Paris-Dauphine)

  • Cuong Le Van

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Exeter Business School - University of Exeter Business School, PSE - Paris School of Economics)

The theory of existence of equilibrium with short-selling is reconsidered under risk and ambiguity modelled by risk averse variational preferences. A sufficient condition for existence of efficient allocations is that the relative interiors of the risk adjusted sets of expectations overlap. This condition is necessary if agents are not risk neutral at extreme levels of wealths either positive or negative. It is equivalent to the condition that there does not exist mutually compatible trades, with non negative expected value with respect to any risk adjusted prior, strictly positive for some agent and some prior. It is shown that the more uncertainty averse and the more risk averse the agents, the more likely are efficient allocations and equilibria to exist.

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Publication status: Published in Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, 2010, 145 (6), pp.2186-2202. <10.1016/j.jet.2010.08.002>
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00470670
DOI: 10.1016/j.jet.2010.08.002
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