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Money and competing assets under private information

  • Guillaume Rocheteau

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

I study random-matching economies where at money coexists with real assets, and no restrictions are imposed on payment arrangements. I emphasize informational asymmetries about asset fundamentals to explain the partial illiquidity of real assets and the usefulness of at money. The liquidity of the real asset, as measured by its transaction velocity, is shown to depend on the discrepancy of its dividend across states as well as policy. I analyze how monetary policy affects payment arrangements, asset prices, and welfare.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2008 Meeting Papers with number 525.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:red:sed008:525
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