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Are there Economies of Scale in the Demand for Money by Firms? some Panel Data Estimates

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  • Olympia Bover

    (Banco de España)

  • Nadine Watson

    (NERA)

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The purpose of this paper is to estimate elasticities of scale in the demand for money by firms using firm level panel data. In common with the recent literature, we use disaggregate data to overcome the identification problems in aggregate time series approaches. Our main dataset is a sample of Spanish companies that are observed for the period 1983-1996, although we also analyse comparable datasets for the UK and the US. As measures of scale we consider both firm sales and firm output.

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Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 0008.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:0008

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  2. Robertson, Donald & Sarafidis, Vasilis & Symons, James, 2010. "IV Estimation of Panels with Factor Residuals," MPRA Paper 26166, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  5. Andrew Benito & John Whitley, 2003. "Implicit interest rates and corporate balance sheets: an analysis using aggregate and disaggregated UK data," Bank of England working papers 193, Bank of England.
  6. Andreas M. Fischer, 2006. "Measuring Income Elasticity for Swiss Money Demand: What do the Cantons say about Financial Innovation?," Working Papers 2006-01, Swiss National Bank.
  7. Bafile, Romina & Piergallini, Alessandro, 2011. "Firms’ Money Demand and Monetary Policy," MPRA Paper 29028, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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