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On the performance of the representative agent during out-of-equilibrium dynamics


  • Zakaria Babutsidze

    () (SKEMA Business School - SKEMA Business School, OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po - Sciences Po, GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


This note contributes to the discussion about the representative agent's ability to characterize the collection of agents. We perform two exercises in context of a fairly general environment and show that even if the representative agent is powerful enough to describe the society in equilibrium, she might fail in describing the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of the system. It is established that this feature is not specific to the systems with or without interacting agents.
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  • Zakaria Babutsidze, 2011. "On the performance of the representative agent during out-of-equilibrium dynamics," Post-Print halshs-01926966, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01926966
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