Pareto Optima and Competitive Equilibria with Moral Hazard and Financial Markets

Abstract

In this paper, we study a two-period pure exchange economy with idiosyncratic uncertainty, moral hazard and multiple consumption goods. We consider two different market structures: contingent commodity markets on the one hand, and financial plus spot commodity markets on the other hand. We propose a competitive equilibrium concept for each market structure. We first verify that it is possible to decentralize constrained efficient allocations as equilibria with contingent markets. Subsequently, we characterize the conditions which prevent constrained efficient allocations from being decentralized as equilibria with financial markets.

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@inproceedings{Panaccione2007ParetoOA, title={Pareto Optima and Competitive Equilibria with Moral Hazard and Financial Markets}, author={Luca Panaccione}, year={2007} }