By Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, Ana-Isabel Guerra, Ferran Sancho
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A quick appraisal of this price change might lead us to (wrongly) conclude that firms would substitute labor for capital. In fact, less labor and capital is used in sector 1 and more of both factors are used in sector 2. What is the catch here, if any? The answer is that even though there is factor substitution, there also is an output effect that is strong enough to offset the substitution effect. This is a typical example of the advantages, and dangers, of using general equilibrium analysis. It tells us much more than partial equilibrium ever could, but it also demands a bit more ingenuity to properly explain and interpret the results.
This is no guarantee, however, for the equilibrium system to have a solution. Indeed, given our assumptions on preferences and technology, all demand functions are homogeneous of degree zero in prices. The implication that follows is well known in microeconomic theory: only relative prices matter and at most 2N + K À 1 prices can be determined. On the other hand, market demand functions satisfy the aggregate budget constraint known as Walras’ law that we commented in Chap. 2 (see also Varian 1992, Chap.
On the supply side, the aggregate endowment of each factor determines the availability of primary factors to firms. Firms will adjust their supply of output to satisfy households demand and intermediate demand by the firms themselves. 27). 38). 1 at the end of this chapter. 5 The Numerical Solution The willing reader can verify that the equilibrium equations for our simple economy are satisfied for the following set of output levels and prices: ðyÃ1 ; yÃ2 Þ ¼ ð100; 100Þ ðpÃ1 ; pÃ2 Þ ¼ ð1; 1Þ ðoÃ1 ; oÃ2 Þ ¼ ð1; 1Þ One may well wonder if it is purely coincidental that all prices have the nice property of being unitary.
Applied General Equilibrium: An Introduction by Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, Ana-Isabel Guerra, Ferran Sancho