Yang, Yi-You (2012): Free disposal, monotonicity and equilibrium.
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This paper studies the effect of free disposal on the existence of Walrasian equilibrium for exchange economies with indivisible objects. It is shown that allowing an agent to enjoy free disposal has the same effect for generating an equilibrium (or eliminating existing equilibria) as allowing every agent to enjoy free disposal. A new equilibrium existence theorem is given to show how this observation can enhance the existence results by Kelso and Crawford (1982) and Sun and Yang (2006).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Free disposal, monotonicity and equilibrium|
|Keywords:||Indivisibility; equilibrium; free disposal; monotonic cover|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D51 - Exchange and Production Economies
|Depositing User:||Yi-You Yang|
|Date Deposited:||13. Nov 2012 13:53|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 11:50|
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