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On the Simultaneous Emergence of Money and the State

  • Gaël Giraud


    (Axe Théorie des jeux - CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics)

  • Myrna Wooders


    (Vanderbilt University - Department of Economics)

We construct a infinite-horizon political game where the production of a public good is delegated to a politician. The politician is controlled by finitely many citizens who, on the other hand, trade commodities and pay taxes on a voluntary basis. We provide conditions in terms of heterogenous beliefs under one single commodity is used both as a universal means of exchange and a means to pay taxes. These provide an analytical framework for the understanding of money as originating both from the private and the public sector simultaneously.

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Date of creation: Dec 2012
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Publication status: Published in Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 2012.94 - ISSN : 1955-611X. 2012
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00786075
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