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On the Friedman Rule in Search Models with Divisible Money

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  • Aleksander Berentsen
  • Guillaume Rocheteau

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This paper studies the validity of the Friedman rule in a search model with divisible money and divisible goods where the terms of trades are determined endogenously. We show that ex post bargaining generates a holdup problem similar to the one emphasized in the labour-market literature. Buyers cannot obtain the full return that an additional unit of money provides to the match, which makes the purchasing power of money inefficiently low in equilibrium. Consequently, even though the Friedman rule maximizes the purchasing power of money, it fails to generate the first-best allocation of resources unless buyers have all the bargaining power.

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  • Aleksander Berentsen & Guillaume Rocheteau, "undated". "On the Friedman Rule in Search Models with Divisible Money," IEW - Working Papers 155, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
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    Money; Search; Friedman rule;
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    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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