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Implementing the efficient allocation in a model of financial intermediation

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  • Edward J. Green

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

  • Ping Lin

    (Southern Methodist University)

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In a finite-trader version of the Diamond-Dybvig (1983) model, the symmetric, ex-ante efficient allocation is implementable by a direct mechanism (i.e., each trader announces the type of his own ex-post preference) in which truthful revelation is the strictly dominant strategy for each trader. When the model is modified by formalizing the sequential-service constraint (cf.~Wallace, 1988), the truth-telling equilibrium implements the symmetric, ex-ante efficient allocation with respect to iterated elimination of strictly dominated strategies.

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  • Edward J. Green & Ping Lin, 1996. "Implementing the efficient allocation in a model of financial intermediation," Finance 9610006, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 31 Oct 1996.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:9610006
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    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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