Asset Pricing in a Production Economy with Incomplete Information

  • Author(s): JÉRÔME B. DETEMPLE
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 383-391
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1986.tb05043.x


This paper analyzes an economy in which investors operate under partial information about technology‐relevant state variables. It is shown that for Gaussian information structures under incomplete observations, the consumer's problem can be transformed into an equivalent program with a completely observed state: the conditional expectation of the underlying unobservable state variables. A consequence of this transformation is that classic results in finance remain valid under an appropriate reinterpretation of the state variables.

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