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Sharing Some Thoughts on Weitzman's The Share Economy

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This paper explores the positive and normative aspects of share contracts. In particular, the paper explores the properties of a share system as advanced by Martin Weitzman in The Share Economy.The model employed highlights a "macroeconomic externality" created in a multi-sector economy with imperfect competition. The introduction of share contracts is shown to influence the comparative static properties of the model economy and in some cases to lead to Pareto superior outcomes.

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  • Russell Cooper, 1985. "Sharing Some Thoughts on Weitzman's The Share Economy," NBER Working Papers 1734, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:1734
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    1. Oliver Hart, 1982. "A Model of Imperfect Competition with Keynesian Features," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 97(1), pages 109-138.
    2. Russell Cooper & Andrew John, 1988. "Coordinating Coordination Failures in Keynesian Models," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 103(3), pages 441-463.
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    1. Martin L. Weitzman, 1986. "Macroeconomic Implications Of Profit Sharing," NBER Chapters,in: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 1986, Volume 1, pages 291-354 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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