DP5687 Clubs and Households
|Author(s):||Hans Gersbach, Hans Haller|
|Publication Date:||May 2006|
|Keyword(s):||clubs, consumption externalities, general equilibrium, household behaviour, household formation|
|JEL(s):||D13, D50, D62, D71|
|Programme Areas:||Industrial Organization|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=5687|
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.