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  • Arto Kovanen
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    This study examines the appropriateness of alternative intermediate monetary policy targets for Zimbabwe in light of the stability of the demand for money and the information content of financial variables for predicting price level movements. Results of the study indicate that a well-defined long-run demand relation exists for currency in circulation, but not for other monetary aggregates. Currency in circulation has strong information content for predicting future price level movements. The information content of other financial variables, such as the exchange rate and interest rates, is weaker. Statistical relationships break down of the outset of high inflation.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 04/130.

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    Length: 41
    Date of creation: 01 Jul 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:04/130

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    1. Kuikeu, Oscar, 2011. "Comment la dernière crise financière a relancé le débat relatif à l'arrimage du fcfa à l'euro
      [How the recent financial crisis have revived the debate on the parity between fcfa and euro]
      ," MPRA Paper 32077, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Sònia Muñoz, 2006. "Suppressed Inflation and Money Demand in Zimbabwe," IMF Working Papers 06/15, International Monetary Fund.

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