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Endogenous Matching and Money with Random Consumption Preferences

30 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2014 Last revised: 21 Aug 2014

Thomas L. Hogan

Troy University

William J. Luther

Kenyon College; American Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: April 10, 2014


Current money matching models employ either random matching or endogenous matching processes, both of which oversimplify the problem. We maintain that although most economic interactions are intentional, randomness still exists in consumption preferences. We offer an endogenous matching model of money with random consumption preferences. Our model preserves the intentionality of economic interactions while leaving scope for chance. We compare the potential monetary and nonmonetary equilibria to other endogenous matching and random matching models. We then consider the effects of government transaction policy and find that, consistent with earlier studies, government policy can prevent nonmonetary equilibria and create monetary equilibria.

Keywords: Money matching, Random matching, Endogenous matching, Monetary equilibrium, Monetary policy

JEL Classification: C78, E41, E42, E50

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Hogan, Thomas L. and Luther, William J., Endogenous Matching and Money with Random Consumption Preferences (April 10, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

Thomas Hogan (Contact Author)

Troy University ( email )

Troy, AL
United States

William Luther

Kenyon College ( email )

Gambier, OH 43022
United States


American Institute for Economic Research

PO Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA 01230
United States

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