Active Intermediation in Overlapping Generations Economies with Production and Unsecured Debt

dc.contributor.author Pingle, Mark
dc.contributor.author Tesfatsion, Leigh
dc.contributor.author Tesfatsion, Leigh
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-18T02:31:01.000
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dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1998
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.description.abstract <p>It is well known that the first welfare theorem can fail for overlapping generations economies with private production and unsecured debt. This paper demonstrates that the reason for this failure is that intermediation is modeled as a purely passive coordination activity implemented by a Walrasian Auctioneer. When intermediation is modeled instead as a contestable activity carried out by a corporate intermediary owned by consumer-shareholders and operated in their interest, every equilibrium is Pareto efficient. In broader terms, these findings caution that the inefficiency observed in standard modelings of overlapping generations economies may not be the reflection of an intrinsic market failure. Rather, the observed inefficiency could instead be due to a fundamental incompleteness in the model specification — the presumed inability of private agents to exploit the earnings opportunities associated with incurring and forever rolling over debt.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an article from <em>Macroeconomic Dynamics </em>2 (1998): 183. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Finance and Financial Management
dc.subject.disciplines Growth and Development
dc.subject.disciplines Other Economics
dc.subject.keywords Intermediation
dc.subject.keywords overlapping generations
dc.subject.keywords pareto efficiency
dc.subject.keywords production
dc.subject.keywords unsecured debt
dc.subject.keywords bubbles
dc.title Active Intermediation in Overlapping Generations Economies with Production and Unsecured Debt
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