Optimality of Equilibrium of Plans, Prices and Price Expectations

  • Roger Guesnerie
  • Jean-Yves Jaffray
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In the classical model of resource allocation, often called the Arrow-Debreu model, all transactions are determined at the outset; the contracts are final and the history of the economy is in accordance with the initial plans; all possibility of reopening the markets can be dispensed with; it would serve no real purpose.


Financial Market General Equilibrium Elementary Event Price System Bond Market 
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© International Economic Association 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Guesnerie
    • 1
  • Jean-Yves Jaffray
    • 2
  1. 1.CepremapParisFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire D’ÉconometrieParisFrance

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