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Coordination in the use of money

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  • Araujo, Luis
  • Guimaraes, Bernardo

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Fundamental models of money, while explicit about the frictions that render money essential, are silent on how agents actually coordinate in its use. This paper studies this coordination problem, providing an endogenous map between the primitives of the environment and the beliefs on the acceptability of money. We show that an increase in the frequency of trade meetings, besides its direct impact on payoffs, facilitates coordination. In particular, for a large enough frequency of trade meetings, agents always coordinate in the use of money.

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  • Araujo, Luis & Guimaraes, Bernardo, 2014. "Coordination in the use of money," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 38-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:64:y:2014:i:c:p:38-46
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2014.01.009
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    Keywords

    Money; Beliefs; Coordination;
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    JEL classification:

    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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