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Money and the gain from enduring relationships in the turnpike model

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  • Peter N. Ireland

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This paper presents a stochastic version of Townsend's turnpike model in which the aggregate endowment is distributed randomly between two sets of agents and in which agents of each type are allowed to remain at a trading post for multiple periods. Agents use money as a means of exchange when they meet as strangers but use private securities when they remain paired at the same trading post. Both welfare and the income velocity of money increase monotonically with the length of the trading session.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in its series Working Paper with number 94-07.

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Date of creation: 1994
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedrwp:94-07

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Keywords: Money ; Econometric models;

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  1. Stephen P. Zeldes, . "Consumption and Liquidity Constraints: An Empirical Investigation," Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Papers 16-88, Wharton School Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research.
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  1. Willam Jack & Tavneet Suri & Robert Townsend, 2010. "Monetary theory and electronic money : reflections on the Kenyan experience," Economic Quarterly, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue 1Q, pages 83-122.

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