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Market Equilibrium in Exchange Economies with Some Families of Concave Utility Functions

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  • Bruno Codenotti

    (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)

  • Kasturi Varadarajan

    (University of Iowa)

Abstract

We present explicit convex programs which characterize the equilibrium for certain additively separable utility functions and CES functions. These include some CES utility functions that do not satisfy weak gross substitutability.

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  • Bruno Codenotti & Kasturi Varadarajan, 2005. "Market Equilibrium in Exchange Economies with Some Families of Concave Utility Functions," Computational Economics 0503001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpco:0503001
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    1. Debreu, Gerard, 1970. "Economies with a Finite Set of Equilibria," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 38(3), pages 387-392, May.
    2. William C. Brainard & Herbert E. Scarf, 2000. "How to Compute Equilibrium Prices in 1891," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1272, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
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    Keywords

    Exchange economy; computation of equilibria; convex feasibility problem;

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    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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