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Two Monetary Models with Alternating Markets

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  • GABRIELE CAMERA
  • YILI CHIEN

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We present a thought‐provoking study of two monetary models: the cash‐in‐advance and the Lagos and Wright () models. The different approaches to modeling money—reduced form versus explicit role—induce neither fundamental theoretical nor quantitative differences in results. Given conformity of preferences, technologies, and shocks, both models reduce to equilibrium difference equations that coincide unless price distortions are differentially imposed on cash prices, across models. Equal distortions support equally large welfare costs of inflation. Performance differences stem from unequal assumptions about the pricing mechanism that governs cash transactions, not the differential modeling of the monetary exchange process.

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  • Gabriele Camera & Yili Chien, 2016. "Two Monetary Models with Alternating Markets," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 48(5), pages 1051-1064, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jmoncb:v:48:y:2016:i:5:p:1051-1064
    DOI: 10.1111/jmcb.12326
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    • E1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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