Optimality of Exchange Credit Restrictions
AbstractThe paper formalizes a conflict in the use of credit. As compared to using costless fiat, the consumer's use of credit wastes resources by avoiding the inflation tax through a costly means of exchange. This inefficiency gives lattitude for a planner to increase welfare by restricting exchange credit.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 519.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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CREDIT; INFLATION; TAXES; TAXATION;
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