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Decentralized Trade, Random Utility and the Evolution of Social Welfare

  • KANDORI, Michihiro

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.)

  • Roberto Serrano

    (Department of Economics, Brown University.)

  • Oscar Volij

    (Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University.)

We study decentralized trade processes in general exchange economies and house allocation problems with and without money. The processes are affected by persistent random shocks stemming from agents' maximization of random utility. By imposing structure on the utility noise term --logit distribution--, one is able to calculate exactly the stationary distribution of the perturbed Markov process for any level of noise. We show that the stationary distribution places the largest probability on the maximizers of weighted sums of the agents' (intrinsic) utilities, and this probability tends to 1 as noise vanishes.

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Publication status: Published in Journal of Economic Theory, 140(1), 328-338, 2008.
Handle: RePEc:nid:ovolij:021
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