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The number of equilibria of smooth infinite economies with separable utilities

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We construct an index theorem for smooth infinite economies with separable utilities that shows that generically the number of equilbria is odd. As a corollary, this gives a new proof of existence and gives conditions that guarantee global uniqueness of equilibria.

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  • Covarrubias, Enrique, 2008. "The number of equilibria of smooth infinite economies with separable utilities," MPRA Paper 11099, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Covarrubias, Enrique, 2013. "Global invertibility of excess demand functions," MPRA Paper 47300, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Uniqueness; determinacy; equilibria; infinite economy; Fredholm map; equilibrium manifold; Banach manifold; index theorem; vector field; Rothe;

    JEL classification:

    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies

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