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Money demand heterogeneity and the great moderation

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  • Guerron-Quintana, Pablo A.

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A forward-looking model of the demand for money based on heterogeneous and sluggish-portfolio adjustment can simultaneously account for the low short-run and high long-run semi-elasticities reported in the literature. The parameter estimates from the model for the short-run and long-run interest semi-elasticities are 1.04 and 13.16, respectively. A simulated version of the model suggests that the Great Moderation can be partially attributed to financial innovations in the late 1970s. When moving toward a more flexible portfolio, the model can account for almost one-third of the observed decline in the volatilities of output, consumption, and investment.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Monetary Economics.

Volume (Year): 56 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 255-266

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Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:56:y:2009:i:2:p:255-266

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Keywords: Financial innovation Great moderation GMM Money demand Sluggish-portfolio adjustment Monetary and technology shocks;

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