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How Robustare Money Demand Estimations? A Meta-Analytic Approach

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In this paper we perform a meta-analysis of empirical money demand studies involving almost 500 individual money demand estimations. We analyze whether the wide variety of results can be explained by characteristics of the studies, different macroeconomic environments or the imprecision of individual estimates. We find that estimates for the income elasticity of money are systematically related to various study characteristics (e.g., broadness of the monetary aggregate, inclusion of financial innovation and wealth, etc). Also, the macroeconomic environment (inflation, nominal and real uncertainties) seems to play a role. Nevertheless, a substantial part of the variability remains unexplained. Our findings thus raise some doubts about the robustness and reliability of money demand estimations.

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Paper provided by Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank) in its series Working Papers with number 81.

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Date of creation: 30 Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:onb:oenbwp:81

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Keywords: Money Demand; Meta Analysis; Empirical Methods;

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