Search For A Theory Of Money
AbstractThe classical and early neoclassical economists knew that the essential function of money was its role as a medium of exchange; Recently, this idea has been formalized using search-theoretic noncooperative equilibrium models of the exchange process. The goal of this paper is to use a simple model of this class to analyze four substantive issues in monetary economics: the interaction between specialization and exchange, dual fiat currency regimes, the welfare improving role of money, and the susceptibility of monetary economies to extrinsic uncertainty.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems in its series Working papers with number 90-15.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 1990
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economic equilibrium ; models ; currencies ; expectations;
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