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Will (E) be fulfilled without violating (A)? To answer this question we need a model of how trading decisions are made. We will characterize the trading decision of pair i, j, the trading rule, as a function of i, j's current holdings w~, k Wk j , and other information, Li, j. The current holdings define the set of trades possible consistent with (A). Other information allows them to choose among the possibilities. 33 Ch. 1: The Transactions Role of Money k Define a trading rule as a function p(wki , w~ ] tik, j) = (a~i , a~), where Li, j is the set of information, beyond their current holdings, available to the pair at instant k.
This means that the bank is allowed to extend credit (contrary to the idea of informational decentralization) in a way that other traders are forbidden. The role of money as a medium of exchange consists in allowing full execution to be achieved expeditiously (in one round) by a decentralized rule, whereas in the absence of money, full execution requires more time, ample goods inventories to act as trading stocks, or sufficient information to support a non-decentralized rule. These results are embodied in the following theorems.
Similarly, B must sell future endowment on the period 1 market to finance current consumption and current transaction costs. M. M. Starr transaction costs put a wedge between buying and selling (shadow) prices: = Pl(1) MRSQ2 p:(1) +(1/2)pl(a) ' MRS~,2 = p1(1) + (1/2)pI(1) p2(1) where p , ( t ) is the price on the market at date t for the good delivered at z. The difference in MRSs facing A and B is indicative but not conclusive of an allocative inefficiency. If the transaction costs faced by A and B in trade were necessary to achieve a reallocation, then the spread in their MRSs would represent an unfortunate necessity.