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Unformatted text preview: CB046/Starr LN020910 February 5, 2010 17:17 1 Economics 113 Prof. R. Starr UCSD Winter 2010 Lecture Notes for February 9, 2010 A market economy Firms, profits, and household income H , F , ij R + , i H ij = 1 , r summationdisplay i H r i . j ( p ) sup { p y | y Y j } p S j ( p ) Theorem 13.1 Assume P.II, P.III, and P.VI. j ( p ) is a well-defined contin- uous function of p for all p R N + , p negationslash = 0. j ( p ) is homogeneous of degree 1. M i ( p ) = p r i + j F ij j ( p ). P = braceleftBigg p | p R N , p k , k = 1 . . ., N, N summationdisplay k =1 p k = 1 bracerightBigg . Excess demand and Walras Law Definition The excess demand function at prices p P is Z ( p ) = D ( p )- S ( p )- r = summationdisplay i H D i ( p )- summationdisplay j F S j ( p )- summationdisplay i H r i . Lemma 13.1 Assume C.IC.V, C.VI(SC), C.VII, P.II, P.III, P.V, and P.VI. The range of Z ( p ) is bounded. Z ( p ) is continuous and well defined for all p P . Proof Apply Theorems 11.1, 12.2, 13.1. The finite sum of bounded sets is bounded. The finite sum of continuous functions is continuous. QED Theorem 13.2 (Weak Walras Law) Assume C.IC.V, C.VI(SC),C.VII, P.II, P.III, P.V, and P.VI. For all p P , p Z ( p ) 0. For p such that p Z ( p ) < 0, there is k = 1 , 2 , . .., N so that Z k ( p ) > 0. Proof of Theorem 13.2 p D i ( p ) M i ( p ) = p r i + j F ij j ( p ). i H ij = 1 for each j F . CB046/Starr LN020910 February 5, 2010 17:17 2 p Z ( p ) = p bracketleftBigg summationdisplay i H D i ( p )- summationdisplay j F S j ( p )- summationdisplay i H r i bracketrightBigg = p summationdisplay i H D i ( p )- p summationdisplay j F S j ( p )- p summationdisplay i H r i = summationdisplay i H p D i ( p )- summationdisplay j F p S j ( p )- summationdisplay i H p r i = summationdisplay i H p D i ( p )- summationdisplay j F j ( p )- summationdisplay...
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