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Does Learning Lead to Coordination in Market Clearing Institutions?

This paper analyzes the question of whether traders learn to coordinate on a trading institution that guarantees market clearing, or whether other market institutions can survive in the long run. While we find that the market clearing institution is indeed always stable under a general class of learning dynamics, it turns out that also other, non-market clearing institutions are stable. Hence, in the long run traders may fail to coordinate exclusively in market clearing institutions.

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Paper provided by University of Vienna, Department of Economics in its series Vienna Economics Papers with number 0319.

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Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Handle: RePEc:vie:viennp:0319
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