Peter J. Hammond

Assets, Beliefs, and Equilibria in Economic Dynamics:
Essays in Honor of Mordecai Kurz

Edited with Aliprantis, C.D.; Arrow, K.J.; Kubler, F.; Wu, H.-M.; and Yannelis, N.C.
ISBN 3-540-00911-6, Hardcover, 742 pages, with name and subject indexes.
Published by Springer Verlag in 2004.

Publisher's description: A collection of papers dealing with a broad range of topics in mathematical economics, game theory and economic dynamics. The contributions present both theoretical and applied research. The volume is dedicated to Mordecai Kurz.
The papers were presented in a special symposium co-hosted by the Stanford University Department of Economics and by the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research in August 2002.

Table of Contents:

C.D. Aliprantis, K.J. Arrow, P.J. Hammond, F. Kubler, H.-M. Wu, and N.C Yannelis
Foreword to the Symposium in Honor of Mordecai Kurz 1

K.J Arrow and P. Dasgupta, and K. G. Mler
The genuine savings criterion and the value of population 3

F. Hahn
Macro foundations of micro-economics 13

R.J. Aumann
Risk aversion in the Talmud 19

E. Sheshinski
Annuities and retirement 27

T. Hokari and W. Thomson
Claims problems and weighted generalizations of the Talmud rule 55

H.-M. Wu and W.-C. Guo
Speculative trading with rational beliefs and endogenous uncertainty 77

C.K. Nielsen
Floating exchange rates versus a monetary union under rational beliefs: the role of endogenous uncertainty 107

M. Motolese
Endogenous uncertainty and the non-neutrality of money 131

P. Dubey and J. Geanakoplos
Inside and outside fiat money, gains to trade, and IS-LM 161

C. Ghiglino and K. Shell
The economic effects of restrictions on government budget deficits: imperfect private credit markets 213

A. Sandroni
Speculative trade, asset prices and investment levels 237

M. Magill and M. Quinzii
Indeterminacy of equilibrium in stochastic OLG models 249

R.M. Starr
Existence and uniqueness of 'money' in general equilibrium: natural monopoly in the most liquid asset 269

S.N. Durlauf and A. Seshadri
Is assortative matching efficient? 303

D. Glycopantis, A. Muir and N.C. Yannelis
On extensive form implementation of contracts in differential information economies 323

L.M. Ausubel and P. Cramton
Vickrey auctions with reserve pricing 355

B. Allen
Incentives in market games with asymmetric information: the core 369

C.D. Aliprantis, Y.A. Polyrakis, and R. Tourky
The cheapest hedge 387

L. Hurwicz and T. Marschak
The informational efficiency of finite price mechanisms 413

E. Minelli and H. Polemarchakis
Information at equilibrium 461

J. Geanakoplos
Nash and Walras equilibrium via Brouwer 473

M. Tsuji and W. Suzuki
The application of CVM for assessing the tele-health system: on analysis of the discrepancy between WTP and WTA based an survey data 493

K.K. Yun
Similarity of endowments and the factor price equalization condition 507

K. Kiyono and M. Okuno-Fujiwara
Domestic and international strategic interactions in environment policy formation 515

S. Tadelis
Firm reputation with hidden information 537

A. Beltratti and C. Morana
Structural breaks in the volatility of macroeconomic and financial data: The rule, not the exception 555

R. Aoki
Effect of credible quality investment with Bertrand and Cournot competition 579

H.W. Brock
To each according to his needs: an axiomatic characterization 599

K.L. Judd
Closed-loop equilibrium in a multi-stage innovation race 619

H. Nakata
Modelling exchange of probabilistic opinions 643

K.L Judd, F. Kubler, and K. Schmedders
Effects of asset market structure on welfare and trading volume 675

K.B. Athreya and M. Majumdar
Estimating the stationary distribution of a Markov chain 695

P.J. Hammond and Y. Sun
Monte Carlo simulation of macroeconomic risk with a continuum of agents: the symmetric case 709

D.J. Meyer and J. Meyer
A more reasonable model of insurance demand 733

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