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Aggregate Demand Management in Search Equilibrium

Peter A. Diamond
Journal of Political Economy
Vol. 90, No. 5 (Oct., 1982), pp. 881-894
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1837124
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Abstract

Equilibrium is analyzed for a simple barter model with identical risk-neutral agents where trade is coordinated by a stochastic matching process. It is shown that there are multiple steady-state rational expectations equilibria, with all non-corner solution equilibria inefficient. This implies that an economy with this type of trade friction does not have a unique natural rate of unemployment.

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