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Equilibrium Selection in Monetary Search Models: An Experimental Approach

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  • Kazuya Kamiya

    (Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe University, Japan)

  • Hajime Kobayashi

    (Kansai University, Japan)

  • Tatsuhiro Shichijo

    (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)

  • Takashi Shimizu

    (Kobe University, Japan)

Abstract

It is known that there exists a multiplicity (indeterminacy) of stationary equilibria in search models with divisible money. This paper investigate whether some specific stationary equilibrium is selected through economic experiments. We observe that in some treatments there is a tendency to converge to the most efficient equilibrium. However, as a whole, there remains some degree of indeterminacy.

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  • Kazuya Kamiya & Hajime Kobayashi & Tatsuhiro Shichijo & Takashi Shimizu, 2017. "Equilibrium Selection in Monetary Search Models: An Experimental Approach," Discussion Paper Series DP2017-03, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
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    Keywords

    Real indeterminacy; Random matching; Money; Experiment; Equilibrium selection;

    JEL classification:

    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General

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