||Prescott, Edward C. and Townsend, Robert M., 1948-
||Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Dept.)
||General competitive analysis is extended to cover a dynamic, pure-exchange economy with privately observed shocks to preferences. In the linear, infinite-dimensional space containing lotteries we establish the existence of optima, the existence of competitive equilibria, and that every competitive equilibrium is an optimum. An example illustrates that rationing and securities with contrived risk have an equilibrium interpretation.
||Pure exchange, Lotteries, and Competitive equilibria
||D82 - Information, knowledge, and uncertainty - Asymmetric and private information and D51 - General equilibrium and disequilibrium - Exchange and production economies