Grodal, Birgit: The Objective of an Imperfectly Competitive Firm and Constrained Pareto Efficiency
World Conference Econometric Society, 2000, Seattle

Egbert Dierker, Universitaet Wien
Hildegard Dierker, Universitaet Wien
Birgit Grodal, Kobenhavns Universitet
The Objective of an Imperfectly Competitive Firm and Constrained Pareto Efficiency
Session: C-11-7  Tuesday 15 August 2000  by Grodal, Birgit
We consider a simple model of a firm acting strategically on behalf of its shareholders. The price normalization problem arising in general equilibrium models of imperfect competition is overcome by using the concept of real wealth maximization. This concept is based on shareholders' aggregate demand and does not involve any comparison of utility profiles that shareholders can possibly obtain. In this paper we explore the efficiency properties of real wealth maximizing strategies for the group of shareholders.
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