Internet and Network Economics

Volume 6484 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 391-401

Market Communication in Production Economies

  • Christopher A. WilkensAffiliated withComputer Science Division, University of California

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We study the information content of equilibrium prices using the market communication model of Deng, Papadimitriou, and Safra [4]. We show that, in the worst case, communicating an exact equilibrium in a production economy requires a number of bits that is a quadratic polynomial in the number of goods, the number of agents, the number of firms, and the number of bits used to represent an endowment.