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Direct Exchange in Linear Economies

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Abstract. Considered here is direct exchange of production allowances or input factors. Motivated by practical modelling and compution, we sup- pose every owner or user of such items has a linear technology. The issue then is whether competitive market equilibrium can be reached merely via iterated bilateral barters. This paper provides positive and constructive answers.

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  • Flåm, Sjur Didrik & Gramstad, Kjetil, 2012. "Direct Exchange in Linear Economies," Working Papers in Economics 05/12, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
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    Cited by:

    1. Jo~ao Pedro Jerico & Franc{c}ois P. Landes & Matteo Marsili & Isaac P'erez Castillo & Valerio Volpati, 2016. "When does inequality freeze an economy?," Papers 1602.07300, arXiv.org, revised Apr 2016.
    2. Sjur Didrik Flåm, 2013. "Reaching Market Equilibrium Merely by Bilateral Barters," CESifo Working Paper Series 4504, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. Flåm, Sjur Didrik, 2015. "Bilateral exchange and competitive equilibrium," Working Papers in Economics 05/15, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
    4. Sjur Didrik Flåm, 2016. "Noncooperative games, coupling constraints, and partial efficiency," Economic Theory Bulletin, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 4(2), pages 213-229, October.

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    Keywords

    Resource markets; transferable utility:competitive equilibrium; core imputations; linear programming; bilateral barters.;

    JEL classification:

    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics: Underlying Principles
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory

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