Clubs and Households

28 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2006

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Hans Gersbach

ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Hans H. Haller

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

The relationship between our general equilibrium model with multimember households and club models with multiple private goods is investigated. The main distinction in the definitions consists of the equilibrium concepts. As a rule, competitive equilibria among households where no group of consumers can benefit from forming a new household and valuation equilibria prove equivalent in the absence of consumption externalities, but not in their presence. We provide several examples and applications.

Keywords: Household behaviour, household formation, general equilibrium, clubs, consumption externalities

JEL Classification: D13, D50, D62, D71

Suggested Citation

Gersbach, Hans and Haller, Hans H., Clubs and Households (May 2006). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5687. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=921852

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