Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Mar, 2005, Volume 73, Issue 2

Existence of Equilibria in Economies with Bads
p. 647-658

Chiaki Hara

We consider an exchange economy in which there are infinitely many consumers and some commodities are bads, that is, cause disutility to consumers. We give an example of such an economy for which there is no competitive equilibrium or its variants (quasi‐ or pseudo‐equilibrium), and an example of the failure of the so‐called uniform integrability condition of equilibrium allocations of increasingly populous finite economies.

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