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: Jan, 1981, Volume 49, Issue 1

Efficiency and Speculation in a Model with Price-Contingent Contracts<131:EASIAM>2.0.CO;2-J
p. 131-151

Lars E. O. Svensson

This paper emphasizes the importance of endogenous (price) uncertainty as distinct from the standard exogenous uncertainty about the state of the world. Markets where agents can enter into forward contracts contingent upon future spot prices are studied with respect to existence of equilibrium, occurrence of speculation, and efficiency.

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