Journal of Monetary Economics volume 58, issue 2, P172-182 2011 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2011.03.004 View full text
Chao Gu, Mark Guzman, Joseph Haslag

Abstract: AbstractIn this paper, we study a model economy that can account for the distribution of payments within a day. In our model, debtors choose when to arrive at the settlement location. Concomitant with choosing their arrival, debtors are making a production decision. We assume there is a cost to arriving early; that is, late-arrival is associated with a technology that dominates early arrival/production. Second, we treat the debtor's choice as hidden from creditors. We derive conditions in which the planner al…

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