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The distribution of money and prices in an equilibrium with lotteries

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  • Aleksander Berentsen

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  • Gabriele Camera

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  • Christopher Waller

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We construct a tractable ‘fundamental’ model of money with equilibrium heterogeneity in money balances and prices. We do so by considering randomized monetary trades in a standard search-theoretic model of money where agents can hold multiple units of indivisible ‘tokens’ and can offer lotteries on monetary transfers. By studying a simple trading pattern, we can analytically characterize the monetary distribution. Interestingly, such distributions match those observed in numerically simulated economies with fully divisible money and price heterogeneity. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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Volume (Year): 24 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 887-906

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:24:y:2004:i:4:p:887-906

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Keywords: Lotteries; Money distribution; Price dispersion; Search.;

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  1. Guido Menzio & Shouyong Shi & Hongfei Sun, 2013. "A Monetary Theory with Non-degenerate Distributions," Working Papers tecipa-495, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  2. Aliprantis, C.D. & Camera, G. & Ruscitti, F., 2009. "Monetary equilibrium and the differentiability of the value function," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 454-462, February.
  3. Andre C. Silva, 2011. "Individual and Aggregate Money Demands," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp557, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
  4. Antoine Martin & Cyril Monnet, 2008. "Monetary policy implementation frameworks: a comparative analysis," Staff Reports 313, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  5. Berentsen, Aleksander & Camera, Gabriele & Waller, Christopher, 2007. "Money, credit and banking," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 135(1), pages 171-195, July.
  6. Aleksander Berentsen & Gabriele Camera & C hristopher W aller, 2005. "The Distribution Of Money Balances And The Nonneutrality Of Money," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 46(2), pages 465-487, 05.
  7. Kim, Young Sik & Lee, Manjong, 2010. "A model of debit card as a means of payment," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 34(8), pages 1359-1368, August.
  8. Shouyong Shi, 2006. "A Microfoundation of Monetary Economics," Working Papers tecipa-211, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  9. Lee, Manjong, 2013. "Coexistence and welfare cost of inflation," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 23-32.
  10. Lotz, Sebastien, 2004. "Introducing a new currency: Government policy and prices," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(5), pages 959-982, October.
  11. Kazuya Kamiya & Takashi Shimizu, 2007. "Existence of Equilibria in Matching Models of Money: A New Technique," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 447-460, September.
  12. Lee, Manjong, 2010. "Carrying cost of money and real effects of denomination structure," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 326-337, March.

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