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Barter in Russia : Liquidity Shortage Versus Lack of Restructuring

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  • Brana, S.
  • Maurel, M.

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Barter in Russia can be explained by firms liquidity constraint : it is strongly correlated with financial tightness. However a micro-economic analysis reveals that the rationale behind this liquidity constraint is different according to the firm situation. For firms in a good economic situation, but faced with adverse selection problem and having no access to bank credit, barter acts a substitute for short term credit. While for indebted firms, barter, in the same ways as external finance, is a way of avoiding costly restructuring.

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  • Brana, S. & Maurel, M., 1999. "Barter in Russia : Liquidity Shortage Versus Lack of Restructuring," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 1999.98, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:pariem:1999.98
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    1. Guriev, Sergei & Makarov, Igor & Maurel, Mathilde, 2002. "Debt Overhang and Barter in Russia," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 635-656, December.
    2. Minzyuk, Larysa, 2010. "The development of non-monetary means of payment," MPRA Paper 28167, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2010.
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    Keywords

    MONEY ; GOODS ; ECONOMICS;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies

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