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Trading Dynamics in Decentralized Markets with Adverse Selection

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  • Ben Lester

    (University of Western Ontario)

  • Braz Camargo

    (Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV)

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We study a dynamic, decentralized market environment with asymmetric information and interdependent values between buyers and sellers, and characterize the complete set of non-stationary equilibria. For a given fraction of low-quality assets, or ``lemons,'' the model describes how prices, the volume of trade, and the composition of assets will evolve over time. Comparing economies in which the initial fraction of lemons varies, the model delivers a stark relationship between the severity of the lemons problem and market liquidity. We use this framework to understand how asymmetric information has contributed to the ``frozen'' credit market at the core of the current financial crisis, and to evaluate the efficacy of one of the policies that was implemented in attempt to restore liquidity.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2011 Meeting Papers with number 1300.

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Cited by:
  1. Briana Chang, 2012. "Adverse Selection and Liquidity Distortion in Decentralized Markets," 2012 Meeting Papers 403, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  2. Braz Camargo & Kyungmin (Teddy) Kim & Benjamin Lester, 2013. "Subsidizing price discovery," Working Papers 13-20, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  3. Francesc Dilme & Fei Li:, 2012. "Dynamic Education Signaling with Dropout, Second Version," PIER Working Paper Archive 13-048, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, revised 03 Sep 2013.
  4. House, Christopher & Masatlioglu, Yusufcan, 2010. "Managing Markets for Toxic Assets," MPRA Paper 24590, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Shengxing Zhang, 2012. "Liquidity Misallocation in an Over-The-Counter Market," 2012 Meeting Papers 529, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  6. Lester, Benjamin, 2013. "Breaking the ice: government interventions in frozen markets," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Q4, pages 19-25.
  7. Dino Gerardi & Lucas Maestri, 2013. "Bargaining over a Divisible Good in the Market for Lemons," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 312, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
  8. Veronica Guerrieri & Robert Shimer, 2012. "Dynamic Adverse Selection: A Theory of Illiquidity, Fire Sales, and Flight to Quality," NBER Working Papers 17876, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  9. Diego Moreno & John Wooders, 2012. "Dynamic markets for lemons : performance, liquidity, and policy intervention," Economics Working Papers we1226, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía.
  10. Francesc Dilme & Fei Li, 2012. "Dynamic Education Signaling with Dropout," PIER Working Paper Archive 12-023, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

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