# Can the endowment point be the competitive equilibrium?

Quoting from MWG p.519, Chapter 10: Pure Exchange, The Edgeworth Box

..., any intersection of the consumers' offer curves at an allocation different from the endowment point $$\omega$$ corresponds to an equilibrium..."

Does this mean that the endowment point can never be an equilibrium or that the crossing of offer curves there is not enough to guarantee that?

• Which page is that from? Context? – Michael Greinecker Nov 17 '18 at 22:57
• @MichaelGreinecker Added references in the text – PhDing Nov 17 '18 at 22:59