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Monetary Trading: An Optimal Exchange System

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We show that monetary trading is simple, self-enforcing, symmetric, and irreducible in a natural framework. Furthermore, we will show that the utility for each economic agent is at least as big under the monetary system as under any other simple, self-enforcing, symmetric, and irreducible trading system of the same complexity. Thus, we rationalize the monetary nature of real-world trade as being an efficient way to achieve those properties.

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  • Carmona, Guilherme, 2002. "Monetary Trading: An Optimal Exchange System," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp420, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
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    1. Carmona, Guilherme & Leoni, Patrick, 2003. "Equilibrium Non-Panic Bank Failures," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp424, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.

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    JEL classification:

    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General

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