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Money Demand during Hyperinflation and Stabilization: Bolivia, 1980-88

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  • Asilis, Carlos M
  • Honohan, Patrick
  • McNelis, Paul D

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This paper examines the demand for money in Bolivia during the 1980s, a decade of extreme instability with annual inflat ion rates reaching over 20,000 percent, and a subsequent stabilization, with annual rates falling to less than 25 percent and remaining so f or more than five years. The authors' empirical analysis makes use of error-correction approaches, time-varying-parameter estimation with Kalman filtering, and GARCH models of expected inflation and inflati on variance. They find that expected inflation and inflation uncertainty both matter for money demand. Time-varying estimates sho w that the reaction to monetary disequilibria was significantly faster during hyperinflation. Copyright 1993 by Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.

Volume (Year): 31 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 262-73

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:31:y:1993:i:2:p:262-73

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Cited by:
  1. Zorica Mladenovic & Bent Nielsen, 2009. "The role of income in money demand during hyper-inflation: the case of Yugoslavia," Economics Papers 2009-W02, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
  2. Sahin, Afsin, 2013. "Estimating Money Demand Function by a Smooth Transition Regression Model: An Evidence for Turkey," MPRA Paper 46851, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Subramanian S. Sriram, 1999. "Survey of Literature on Demand for Money: Theoretical and Empirical Work with Special Reference to Error-Correction Models," IMF Working Papers 99/64, International Monetary Fund.

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