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Barter, Credit, and Welfare: A theoretical inquiry into the barter phenomenon in Russia

  • José Noguera

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  • Susan J. Linz

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This paper develops a model to investigate the welfare implications of barter in Russia and other transition economies during the 1990s. We argue that barter is a welfare-improving phenomenon that acts as a defense mechanism against monetary instability. When firms react to tighter credit markets by switching to barter, the risk they face diminishes, allowing for a higher level of production.

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Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number wp757.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2005-757
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