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Sub-Optimality of the Friedman Rule in Townsends Turnpike and Limited Communication Models of money: Do finite lives and initial dates matter?

We construct an economy populated with infinitely-lived agents and show that the Friedman rule is suboptimal. We do that by showing that our economy and an overlapping generations model in which the Friedman rule is known to be suboptimal are homomorphic. We also discuss the importance of whether or not the economy has an initial date for this result.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Missouri in its series Working Papers with number 0415.

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Length: 18 pgs.
Date of creation: 21 Dec 2004
Date of revision: 21 Dec 2004
Handle: RePEc:umc:wpaper:0415
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