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On the Friedman Rule in Search Models with Divisible Money

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  • Aleksander Berentsen
  • Guillaume Rocheteau

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This paper studies the validity of the Friedman rule in a search model with divisible money and divisible goods where the terms of trades are determined endogenously. We show that ex post bargaining generates a holdup problem similar to the one emphasized in the labour-market literature. Buyers cannot obtain the full return that an additional unit of money provides to the match, which makes the purchasing power of money inefficiently low in equilibrium. Consequently, even though the Friedman rule maximizes the purchasing power of money, it fails to generate the first-best allocation of resources unless buyers have all the bargaining power.

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Paper provided by Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich in its series IEW - Working Papers with number 155.

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  1. Aleksander Berentsen & Guillaume Rocheteau, 2002. "Money in Bilateral Trade," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 138(IV), pages 489-506, December.
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  3. Berentsen, Aleksander, 2006. "On the private provision of fiat currency," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 50(7), pages 1683-1698, October.
  4. Dror Goldberg, 2006. "Divisible money with partially directed search," 2006 Meeting Papers 618, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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  7. Bruno S. Frey & Alois Stutzer, . "Direct Democracy: Designing a Living Constitution," IEW - Working Papers 167, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
  8. Ricardo Lagos & Randall Wright, 2002. "A unified framework for monetary theory and policy analysis," Working Paper 0211, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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