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Equilibrium selection in a fundamental model of money

  • Araujo, Luis
  • Guimarães, Bernardo

Fundamental models of money always exhibit autarkic equilibria where money has no value. In this paper we propose a simple procedure to select among equilibria in such models. Our procedure unveils a natural mapping between equilibrium behavior and the primitives of the economy, thus offering insights on the conditions under which money emerges as a medium of exchange. Overall, our results favour money over autarky, especially if agents are patient.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 8200.

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Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:8200
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