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Money and credit in random matching models of money

  • Leo Ferraris

I review in this paper some recent literature that deals with the coexistence of inside and outside money in a matching model of money à la Kiyotaki and Wright. I examine first a class of models that introduce credit by assuming that some agents’ actions can be monitored and punished by the other agents in the economy. I then turn to a model in which agents can (costly) commit to keep their promises. I also analyse a literature that introduces banks and private money in the model, to evaluate the Hayek-Friedman debate on the private vs. public provision of money. The very last part of the paper is devoted to the issue of coexistence of money and nominal bonds with a higher rate of return.

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Paper provided by University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics in its series Working Papers with number 59.

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Date of creation: 2002
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  1. Williamson, Stephen D, 1999. "Private Money," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 31(3), pages 469-91, August.
  2. Shouyong Shi, 1995. "Credit and Money in a Search Model with Divisible Commodities," Working Papers 917, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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