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A note on the societal benefits of illiquid bonds

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Kocherlakota (2003) provides an example of a monetary economy where efficiency is enhanced with the introduction of a nominally risk-free bond that is specifically designed to be illiquid. The societal benefit of an illiquid bond in his example, however, is transitory, and he does not characterize an optimal policy. I use an analytically tractable framework to characterize an optimal intervention and to show that the purported benefits of an illiquid bond market persist in a steady state.

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  • David Andolfatto, 2011. "A note on the societal benefits of illiquid bonds," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 44(1), pages 133-147, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:44:y:2011:i:1:p:133-147
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    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System

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