Financial Intermediaries in a Search Theoretic Model of Bilateral Exchange

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Abstract

This note investigates an effect of financial intermediaries on bilateral exchange. In a search theoretic framework, it is possible for Pareto inefficient outcomes in bilateral exchanges between firms and laborers, when firms are forced to secure liquidity through financial intermediaries and are unable to communicate the value of the firm to the intermediary. The quantity of labor supplied to firms in the model is below the Pareto optimal level.

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Chang, A. (2015) Financial Intermediaries in a Search Theoretic Model of Bilateral Exchange. Theoretical Economics Letters, 5, 24-27. doi: 10.4236/tel.2015.51005.

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