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Equilibrium in Production and Futures Markets

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  • Hennessy, David A.

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This paper develops a general equilibrium analysis of production and futures markets with free entry/exit. It does so by analyzing partial equilibria with a reference utility level and entry/exit, first in a product market and then in a futures market. The markets are then considered jointly. Comparative statics results arise due to a mismatch between the source of disequilibrium and the compensation mechanism which restores reference utility. Risk aversion is a sufficient structure on preferences to determine most of the results. However, the well-known separation result is modified somewhat in the two-market model. Author Keywords: General equilibrium; Optimal hedge ratio; Separation

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  • Hennessy, David A., 1997. "Equilibrium in Production and Futures Markets," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10673, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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