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Monetary trading: An Optimal Exchange System

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  • Guilherme Carmona

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We show that monetary trading is simple, self-enforcing, symmetric, and irreducible in a natural framework. Furthermore, we 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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  • Guilherme Carmona, 2003. "Monetary trading: An Optimal Exchange System," Game Theory and Information 0309004, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0309004
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    Monetary Trading; Social Institutions;

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    • 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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