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Existence of monetary steady states in a matching model of money

by Zhu, Tao.

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iii Existence of a monetary steady state is established for a random matching model with divisible goods, general individual money holdings, and take-it-or-leave-it o¤ers by consumers. For indivisible money, the only assumption is a lower bound on the marginal utility of consumption at zero. For divisible money, there are two additional assumptions: the marginal utility of consumption at zero is bounded above and there is a …nite bound on individual money holdings. In each case, the monetary steady state shown to exist has nice properties: the value function, de…ned on money holdings, is increasing and strictly concave, and the measure over money holdings has full support. JEL classi…cation: E40
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School:Pennsylvania State University

School Location:USA - Pennsylvania

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