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Equilibrium Price Dispersion in a Matching Model with Divisible Money

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  • Kazuya Kamiya
  • Takashi Sato

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The main purpose of this article is to show that, for any given parameter value, an equilibrium with dispersed prices (two-price equilibrium) exists in Green and Zhou's matching model with divisible money. The welfare effect of price dispersion is also analyzed. Copyright 2004 by the Economics Department Of The University Of Pennsylvania And Osaka University Institute Of Social And Economic Research Association.

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  • Kazuya Kamiya & Takashi Sato, 2004. "Equilibrium Price Dispersion in a Matching Model with Divisible Money," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 45(2), pages 413-430, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:45:y:2004:i:2:p:413-430
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    1. Green, Edward J. & Zhou, Ruilin, 1998. "A Rudimentary Random-Matching Model with Divisible Money and Prices," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 81(2), pages 252-271, August.
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    1. Kazuya Kamiya & Takashi Shimizu, 2006. "A Dynamic General Equilibrium Model with Centralized Auction Markets," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-417, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    2. Kazuya Kamiya & Takashi Shimizu, 2005. "A New Technique for Proving the Existence of Monetary Equilibria in Matching Models with Divisible Money," CARF F-Series CARF-F-037, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
    3. Kamiya, Kazuya & Talman, Dolf, 2009. "Matching models with a conservation law: The existence and global structure of the set of stationary equilibria," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(5-6), pages 397-413, May.
    4. Kamiya, Kazuya & Shimizu, Takashi, 2006. "Real indeterminacy of stationary equilibria in matching models with divisible money," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(4-5), pages 594-617, August.
    5. Yiting Li & Akihiko Matsui, 2005. "A Theory of International Currency and Seigniorage Competition," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-363, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    6. Li, Yiting & Matsui, Akihiko, 2009. "A theory of international currency: Competition and discipline," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 407-426, December.
    7. Yiting Li & Akihiko Matsui, 2005. "A Theory of International Currency and Seigniorage Competition," CARF F-Series CARF-F-041, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
    8. Charles Leung & Youngman Leong & Siu Wong, 2006. "Housing Price Dispersion: An Empirical Investigation," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 357-385, May.
    9. Jean, Kasie & Rabinovich, Stanislav & Wright, Randall, 2010. "On the multiplicity of monetary equilibria: Green-Zhou meets Lagos-Wright," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 145(1), pages 392-401, January.
    10. Polachek, Solomon & Xiang, Jun, 2005. "The Effects of Incomplete Employee Wage Information: A Cross-Country Analysis," IZA Discussion Papers 1735, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    11. Edward J. Green & Ruilin Zhou, 2001. "Price level uniformity in a random matching model with perfectly patient traders," Working Paper Series WP-01-17, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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    JEL classification:

    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General

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