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The stability of German money demand: Not just a myth

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  • Michael Scharnagl

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    (Deutsche Bundesbank, Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 14, D-60431 Frankfurt/Main, Germany)

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    The stability of German money demand has been analyzed in a series of papers in recent years, especially since unification. In this paper the critical question of stability is reviewed, using various estimation techniques and testing procedures for long-run stability. To take financial innovations into account, the opportunity cost measure is calculated by differentiating between traditional savings deposits and special savings facilities, which are a major form of financial innovation in Germany. Overall, there are strong indications of a stable long-run money-demand relationship.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

    Volume (Year): 23 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 355-370

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:23:y:1998:i:3:p:355-370

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    Keywords: Money demand · stability tests · financial innovations;

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    4. Lütkepohl, Helmut & Wolters, Jürgen, 2001. "The transmission of German monetary policy in the pre-Euro period," SFB 373 Discussion Papers 2001,87, Humboldt University of Berlin, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes.
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    8. Christian Schumacher & Christian Dreger, 2004. "Estimating Large-Scale Factor Models for Economic Activity in Germany: Do They Outperform Simpler Models?," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 224(6), pages 731-750, November.

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