We prove the global existence of an incomplete, continuous-time finite-agent Radner equilibrium in which exponential agents optimise their expected utility over both running consumption and terminal wealth. The market consists of a traded annuity, and along with unspanned income, the market is incomplete. Set in a Brownian framework, the income is driven by a multidimensional diffusion and in particular includes mean-reverting dynamics. The equilibrium is characterised by a system of fully coupled quadratic backward stochastic differential equations, a solution to which is proved to exist under Markovian assumptions. We also show that the equilibrium allocations lead to Pareto-optimal allocations only in exceptional situations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Incomplete markets
- Radner equilibrium
- Systems of BSDEs
- Unspanned income