Does learning lead to coordination on market clearing institutions?

Georg Kirchsteiger, Department of Economics, Maastricht University

This paper analyzes the question whether traders learn to coordinate on a trading institution that guarantees market clearing, or whether other market institutions can survive in the long run. While we find that the market clearing institution is indeed always stable under a general class of learning dynamics, it turns out that also other, non-market clearing institutions are stable. Hence, in the long run traders may fail to coordinate exclusively on market clearing institutions.

Date: 02 December-00 0000