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Incomplete Financial Markets With Real Assets and Endogenous Credit Limits

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  • Matthew Hoelle
  • Marina Pireddu
  • Antonio Villanacci

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In this paper we analyze the effects of restricted participation in a two-period gen- eral equilibrium model with uncertainty in the second period and real assets. Similar to certain arrangements in the market for bank loans, household borrowing is restricted by a household-specific wealth dependent upper bound on credit lines in all states of uncertainty in the second period. We first establish that, generically in the set of the economies, equilibria exist and are finite and regular. We then show that equilibria are generically suboptimal. Finally, we provide a robust example demonstrating that the equilibrium allocations can be Pareto improved through a tightening of the participation constraints.

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  • Matthew Hoelle & Marina Pireddu & Antonio Villanacci, 2012. "Incomplete Financial Markets With Real Assets and Endogenous Credit Limits," Purdue University Economics Working Papers 1271, Purdue University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Cea-Echenique, Sebastián & Torres-Martínez, Juan Pablo, 2014. "General Equilibrium with Endogenous Trading Constraints," MPRA Paper 55359, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Cea-Echenique, Sebastián & Torres-Martínez, Juan Pablo, 2016. "Credit segmentation in general equilibrium," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 19-27.
    3. Gori, Michele & Pireddu, Marina & Villanacci, Antonio, 2013. "Regularity and Pareto improving on financial equilibria with price-dependent borrowing restrictions," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 100-110.

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    Keywords

    general equilibrium; restricted participation; financial markets; generic regularity; real assets; Pareto suboptimality;

    JEL classification:

    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis

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