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Credit in a Random Matching Model with Private Information

  • Aiyagari, S.R.
  • Williamson, S.D.

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    (University of Iowa)

We consider a random matching model without monetary exchange where agents have complete access to each others' histories. Exchange is motivated by risk sharing given random unobservable incomes. The key feature of this environment is that information is mobile across locations even while goods are not.

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Paper provided by University of Iowa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 97-03.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:uia:iowaec:97-03
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Web page: http://tippie.uiowa.edu/economics/

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