Individual and aggregate real balances in a random-matching model

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Abstract

This article investigates the characteristics of stationary single-price equilibrium in a monetary random-matching model where agents can hold an arbitrary amount of divisible money and where production is costly. At such an equilibrium, agents' money holdings are endogenously determined and uniformly bounded. A refinement of weakly undominated strategies is argued to be necessary. It is shown that a continuum of single-price equilibria indexed by the aggregate real-money balance exists if one such equilibrium exists. Equilibria with different money-holdings upper bounds, hence different distributions, but with identical aggregate real-money balances can coexist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1009-1038
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Economic Review
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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