Recursive equilibria in economies with incomplete markets

Felix Kubler, Karl Schmedders*

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We examine minimal sufficient state spaces for equilibria in a Lucas asset pricing model with heterogeneous agents and incomplete markets. It is clear that even if all fundamentals of the economy follow a first-order Markov process, equilibrium prices and allocations generally will depend not only on the current exogenous shock but also on the distribution of wealth among the heterogeneous agents. The main contribution of this paper is to give an example of an infinite-horizon economy with Markovian fundamentals, where the joint process of equilibrium asset holdings and exogenous shocks does not constitute a sufficient state space either.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-306
Number of pages23
JournalMacroeconomic Dynamics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2002


  • Heterogeneous Agents
  • Incomplete Markets
  • Markovian Shocks
  • Recursive Equilibria
  • Sufficient State Space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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