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Competitive equilibria with consumption possibility depending on endowments : a global analysis


  • Jean-Marc Bonnisseau

    () (CERMSEM)

  • Elena L. del Mercato

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Salerno)


In the spirit of Smale's work, we consider a pure exchange economy with general consumption sets. We consider the case in which the consumption set of each household is described in terms of an inequality on a function called possibility function. The possibility function represents the restricted consumption possibility on commodity markets. The main innovation comes from the dependency of the possibility function with respect to the individual initial endowment. We prove that, generically, equilibria are finite and they locally depend on the initial endowments in a smooth manner.

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  • Jean-Marc Bonnisseau & Elena L. del Mercato, 2005. "Competitive equilibria with consumption possibility depending on endowments : a global analysis," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques b05085, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  • Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:b05085

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    General economic equilibrium; consumption sets; regular economies.;

    JEL classification:

    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General

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