Central European Journal of Operations Research

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 485–495 | Cite as

On the convergence to Walrasian prices in random matching Edgeworthian economies

  • A. A. Pinto
  • M. Ferreira
  • B. F. Finkenstädt
  • B. Oliveira
  • A. N. Yannacopoulos
Original Paper


We show that for a specific class of random matching Edgeworthian economies, the expectation of the limiting equilibrium price coincides with the equilibrium price of the related Walrasian economies. This result extends to the study of economies in the presence of uncertainty within the multi-period Arrow-Debreu model, allowing to understand the dynamics of how beliefs survive and propagate through the market.


Random matching economies Edgeworthian economies 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

91B26 91B50 91B68 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Pinto
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Ferreira
    • 1
    • 3
  • B. F. Finkenstädt
    • 5
  • B. Oliveira
    • 1
    • 4
  • A. N. Yannacopoulos
    • 6
  1. 1.LIAAD—INESC LAPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Matemática, Faculdade de CiênciasUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.ESEIG, Instituto Politécnico do PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Faculdade de Ciências da Nutriçáo e AlimentaçáoUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  5. 5.Department of StatisticsUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  6. 6.Department of StatisticsAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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