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Money Growth Variability and Money Supply Interdependence Under InterestRate Control: Some Evidence For Canada


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  • Michael D. Bordo
  • Ehsan U. Choudhri
  • Anna J. Schwartz


Canada, like many countries, has recently experienced difficulties in achieving money growth stability and money supply independence. Based on the buffer-stock view of money-holding as well as the credit market approach to the money supply, this paper suggests that the problems have arisen from the Bank of Canada suse of an interestrate control mechanism.The paper argues that: (1) The short-run behavior of Canadian money grow this influenced by demand shifts in the Canadian credit market.(2)Movements in U.S. interest rates relative to the controlled Canadian interest rates are a key source of these shifts.The paper presents evidence on Canadian money supply and demand functions consistent with the foregoing explanation.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 1480.

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Date of creation: Aug 1987
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Publication status: published as Bordo, Michael, Ehsan U. Choudhri and Anna J. Schwartz. "The Behavior of Money Stock Under Interest Rate Control: Some Evidence for Canada," Journal of Money, Credit , and Banking, Vol. 19, May 1987, pp. 181-197.
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