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Rational Expectations Equilibrium in Economies with Uncertain Delivery

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  • Joao Correia-da-Silva

    () (CEMPRE, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto)

  • Carlos Hervés-Beloso

    () (RGEA. Facultad de Económicas. Universidade de Vigo.)

Abstract

In economies with uncertain delivery, objects of choice are lists of bundles instead of bundles. Agents trade their endowments for lists, and it is the market that selects one of the bundles in the list for actual delivery. Knowledge of the selection mechanism allows agents to predict the bundle that is to be selected in each state of nature. A small but informed agent is introduced in the economy in order to guarantee existence of a rational expectations equilibrium.

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  • Joao Correia-da-Silva & Carlos Hervés-Beloso, 2006. "Rational Expectations Equilibrium in Economies with Uncertain Delivery," FEP Working Papers 206, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
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    1. João Correia-da-Silva & Carlos Hervés-Beloso, 2006. "Prudent Expectations Equilibrium in Economies with Uncertain Delivery," Levine's Bibliography 321307000000000099, UCLA Department of Economics.
    2. João Correia-da-Silva & Carlos Hervés-Beloso, 2009. "Prudent expectations equilibrium in economies with uncertain delivery," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 39(1), pages 67-92, April.
    3. Correia-da-Silva, João & Hervés-Beloso, Carlos, 2008. "Subjective expectations equilibrium in economies with uncertain delivery," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(7-8), pages 641-650, July.
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    1. João Correia-da-Silva & Carlos Hervés-Beloso, 2009. "Prudent expectations equilibrium in economies with uncertain delivery," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 39(1), pages 67-92, April.

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    Keywords

    General equilibrium; Private information; Uncertain delivery; Rationalexpectations; Options; Default.;

    JEL classification:

    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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