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Divisia Monetary Aggregates, the Great Ratios, and Classical Money Demand Functions

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  • APOSTOLOS SERLETIS
  • PERIKLIS GOGAS

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King et al. ([King, Robert G., 1991]) evaluate the empirical relevance of a class of real business cycle models with permanent productivity shocks by analyzing the stochastic trend properties of postwar U.S. macroeconomic data. They find a common stochastic trend in a three‐variable system that includes output, consumption, and investment, but the explanatory power of the common trend drops significantly when they add money balances and the nominal interest rate. In this paper, we revisit the cointegration tests in the spirit of King et al., using improved monetary aggregates whose construction has been stimulated by the Barnett critique. We show that previous rejections of the balanced growth hypothesis and classical money demand functions can be attributed to mismeasurement of the monetary aggregates.

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Article provided by Blackwell Publishing in its journal Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Volume (Year): 46 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 229-241

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jmoncb:v:46:y:2014:i:1:p:229-241

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  1. William Barnett, 2013. "Friedman and Divisia Monetary Measures," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 201312, University of Kansas, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2013.
  2. Khandokar Istiak & Apostolos Serletis, 2014. "A Note on Leverage and the Macroeconomy," Working Papers 2014-45, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, revised 01 Apr 2014.

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