CFDP 863

Generic Inefficiency of Stock Market Equilibrium When Markets Are Incomplete


Publication Date: February 1988

Pages: 53


A stock market is a mechanism by which the ownership and control of firms is determined through the trading of securities. It is on this market that many of the major risks faced by society are shared through the exchange of securities and the production decisions that influence the present and future supply of resources are determined. If the overall structure of markets is incomplete can the stock market be expected to perform its role of exchanging risks and allocating investment efficiently? It is this question that we seek to answer.


Securities, Stock market, Market efficiency

JEL Classification Codes:  313

See CFP: 751