Income distribution, efficiency and rationing

Yilmaz E.

ECONOMIC MODELLING, vol.28, no.3, pp.1247-1255, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.econmod.2011.01.001
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1247-1255
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper studies the impacts of income distribution on the efficiency of trade mechanism and rationing of agents who are priced out of trade in a dynamic search model with two-sided asymmetric information. Buyers and sellers have asymmetric information about valuations and incomes respectively. In such a frictional environment, the effects of several variants of changes in income distribution on efficiency of trading mechanism and the population of rationed buyers and sellers are elaborated. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.