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

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  • Apostolos Serletis

    (University of Calgary)

  • Periklis Gogas

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King, Plosser, Stock, and Watson (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 fiÂ…nd a common stochastic trend in a three variable system that includes output, consumption, and investment, but the explanatory power of the common trend drops signiÂ…ficantly 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. (1991), 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 mis-measurement of the monetary aggregate.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Calgary in its series Working Papers with number 2013-02.

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  1. william, barnett, 2013. "Friedman and Divisia Monetary Measures," MPRA Paper 52310, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  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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