Econometrica: Nov 1985, Volume 53, Issue 6

Implementing Arrow-Debreu Equilibria by Continuous Trading of Few Long-Lived Securities

https://doi.org/0012-9682(198511)53:6<1337:IAEBCT>2.0.CO;2-L
p. 1337-1356

Chi-Fu Huang, Darrell Duffie

A two-period (0 and T) Arrow-Debreu economy is set up with a general model of uncertainty. We suppose that an equilibrium exists for this economy. The Arrow-Debreu economy is placed in a Radner (dynamic) setting; agents may trade claims at any time during [O, T]. Under appropriate conditions it is possible to implement the original Arrow-Debreu equilibrium, which may have a infinite-dimensional commodity space, in a Radner equilibrium, which only a finite number of securities. This is done by opening the "right" set of security markets, a set which effectively completes markets for the Radner economy.

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