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Voting in Assemblies of shareholders and Incomplete Markets

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  • Mich Tvede

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  • Hervé Crès

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An economy with two dates is considered, one state at the ¯rst date and a ¯nite number of states at the last date. Shareholders determine production plans by voting { one share, one vote { and at ½-majority stable equilibria, alternative production plans are supported by at most ½ £ 100 percent of the shareholders. It is shown that a ½-majority stable equilibrium exists provided that ½ ¸ min ½ S ¡ J S ¡ J + 1 ; B B + 1 ¾ where S is the number of states at the last date, J is the number of ¯rms and B is the dimensions of the sets of e±cient production plans for ¯rms. Moreover, an example shows that ½-majority stable equilibria need not exist for smaller ½'s.

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  • Mich Tvede & Hervé Crès, 2001. "Voting in Assemblies of shareholders and Incomplete Markets," Sciences Po publications 722/2001, Sciences Po.
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    1. Bisin, Alberto; & Gottardi, Piero; & Ruta, Guido, 2014. "Equilibrium corporate finance and intermediation," Economics Working Papers ECO2014/09, European University Institute.
    2. Crès, Hervé & Tvede, Mich, 2009. "Production in incomplete markets: Expectations matter for political stability," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(3-4), pages 212-222, March.
    3. Hnatkovska, Viktoria, 2010. "Home bias and high turnover: Dynamic portfolio choice with incomplete markets," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 80(1), pages 113-128, January.
    4. Guido Ruta & Piero Gottardi, 2009. "Equilibrium corporate finance," 2009 Meeting Papers 149, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    5. Volker Britz & P. Herings & Arkadi Predtetchinski, 2013. "A bargaining theory of the firm," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 54(1), pages 45-75, September.
    6. Hervé Crès & Mich Tvede, 2005. "On the Political Economy of Adverse Selection," Discussion Papers 05-14, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics, revised Jun 2006.
    7. Tirelli, Mario, 2006. "The evaluation of public investments under uncertainty," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(4), pages 188-198, December.
    8. Hervé Crès & Mich Tvede, 2013. "Production externalities: internalization by voting," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 53(2), pages 403-424, June.
    9. Hervé Crès & Mich Tvede, 2005. "On the political economy of adverse selection," Working Papers hal-01065577, HAL.
    10. Britz Volker & Herings Jean-Jacques & Predtetchinski Arkadi, 2010. "Theory of the Firm: Bargaining and Competitive Equilibrium," Research Memorandum 057, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
    11. Hervé Crès & Mich Tvede, 2011. "Production externalities: internalization by voting," Working Papers hal-00972983, HAL.
    12. Hervé Crès & Mich Tvede, 2009. "Production in incomplete markets: Expectations matter for political stability," Post-Print hal-01022731, HAL.
    13. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/10267 is not listed on IDEAS

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    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D52 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Incomplete Markets
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • G39 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Other

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