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Indivisibilities, Lotteries, and Monetary Exchange

  • Berentsen, Aleksander
  • Molico, Miguel
  • Wright, Randall

We introduce lotteries (randomized trading) into search-theoretic models of money. In a model with indivisible goods and fiat money, we show goods trade with probability 1 and money trades with probability τ, where τ

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Volume (Year): 107 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 70-94

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