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Markets do not select for a liquidity preference as behavior towards risk

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  • Hens, Thorsten
  • Schenk-Hoppe, Klaus Reiner

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Tobin (1958) has argued that in the face of potential capital losses on bonds it is reasonable to hold cash as a means to transfer wealth over time. It is shown that this assertion cannot be sustained taking into account the evolution of wealth of cash holders versus non cash holders. Cash holders will be driven out of the market in the long run by traders who only use a (risky) long-lived asset to transfer wealth.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 30 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 279-292

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:30:y:2006:i:2:p:279-292

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  1. Carl Chiarella & Roberto Dieci, 2004. "Asset price and wealth dynamics in a financial market with heterogeneous agents," Computing in Economics and Finance 2004 261, Society for Computational Economics.
  2. Igor V. EVSTIGNEEVY & Thorsten HENS & Klaus Reiner SCHENK-HOPPE, . "An evolutionary financial market model with a risk-free asset," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 10-36, Swiss Finance Institute.
  3. J. Emeterio Navarro Barrientos & Frank E. Walter & Frank Schweitzer, 2008. "Risk-Seeking versus Risk-Avoiding Investments in Noisy Periodic Environments," Papers 0801.4305, arXiv.org, revised Sep 2008.

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