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: May, 1973, Volume 41, Issue 3

Markets for an Exchange Economy with Individual Risks<383:MFAEEW>2.0.CO;2-#
p. 383-410

E. Malinvaud

What can we say about the competitive equilibrium price system for an uncertain economy in which each risk concerns just one individual? Three interrelated concepts of equilibrium are considered. They show how and under which conditions the contingent price for a contract to deliver one unit of some good if some event occurs tends to be equal to the product of the sure price of the good and the probability of the event.

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