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Shortages, Hoarding and Parallel-Market Premia in an Economy with Administered Prices

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This paper examines the implications of a number of policy changes in the context of a dynamic model of an economy with administered prices. Official prices below the market-clearing level give rise to shortages hoarding, and parallel-market activity. The paper examines the implications for consumption, hoarding, and the parallel-market premium of changes in official prices and wages, a crackdown on hoarding, and a monetary reform. Copyright 1999 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Djajic, Slobadan, 1999. "Shortages, Hoarding and Parallel-Market Premia in an Economy with Administered Prices," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 3(1), pages 1-10, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:3:y:1999:i:1:p:1-10
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