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Broad Money Demand and Monetary Policy in Tunisia

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  • Volker Treichel
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    The development of empirical foundations to the conduct of monetary policy in Tunisia is the central concern of this paper. Finding stable money demand functions, it broadly corroborates the choice of monetary aggregates as intermediate targets of monetary policy by the Tunisian Central Bank. It finds, however, a lower income elasticity than the one currently applied by the Central Bank and proposes a different methodology for defining monetary growth targets. The paper also finds that both interest rates and reserve money are feasible operating targets and suggests that the Central Bank orients its monetary policy more towards transparent operating targets.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 97/22.

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    Length: 27
    Date of creation: 01 Mar 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:97/22

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    Cited by:
    1. Burton A. Abrams & Russell F. Settle, 2007. "Do Fixed Exchange Rates Fetter Monetary Policy? A Credit View," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 33(2), pages 193-205, Spring.
    2. Stephen Dobson & Carlyn Ramlogan, 2001. "Money Demand and Economic Liberalization in a Small Open Economy—Trinidad and Tobago," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 12(3), pages 325-339, July.
    3. Imen Mohamed Sghaier & Zouheir Abida, 2013. "Monetary Policy Rules for a Developing Countries: Evidence from Tunisia," The Review of Finance and Banking, Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Romania / Facultatea de Finante, Asigurari, Banci si Burse de Valori / Catedra de Finante, vol. 5(1), pages 035-046, June.
    4. Jovis Wolfe Bellot, . "The Stability of the Demand for Broad Money in Argentina in the Post-Financial Liberalization Period," Fordham Economics Dissertations, Fordham University, Department of Economics, number 2002.2.

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