Testing the Stability of Demand for Money in Tonga
AbstractThe aim of this study is to investigate if there is a stable demand for money for Tonga. Our empirical results based on the alternative time series approaches of LSE-Hendry's General to Specific (GETS) and Johansen's Maximum Likelihood (JML) show that there is a unique cointegrated and stable long run relationship between real narrow money, real income and nominal rate of interest. We found that the demand for money function for Tonga is stable and therefore targeting money supply by National Reserve Bank of Tonga is appropriate. We obtained consistent results with both methods and they indicate that income elasticity is unity and the interest rate elasticity is well- determined and significant.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19300.
Date of creation: 12 Jun 2008
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in The Empirical Economics Letters 7.8(2008): pp. 835-843
Demand for Money; Stability of Money Demand Function; General to Specific Approach; Johansen Maximum Likelihood Method;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
- E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Kumar, Saten, 2008.
"Cointegration and the Demand for Energy in Fiji,"
18704, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Rao, B. Bhaskara & Kumar, Saten, 2006. "Structural Breaks and the Demand for Money in Fiji," MPRA Paper 1549, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Subramanian S. Sriram, 1999. "Survey of Literature on Demand for Money: Theoretical and Empirical Work with Special Reference to Error-Correction Models," IMF Working Papers 99/64, International Monetary Fund.
- Saten Kumar, 2011. "Estimating export demand equations in selected Asian countriess," Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 4(1), pages 5-16, February.
- Kumar, Saten & Singh, Rup, 2009.
"Some Empirical Evidence on the Demand for Money in the Pacific Island Countries,"
18703, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Rup Singh & Saten Kumar, 2010. "Some empirical evidence on the demand for money in the Pacific Island countries," Studies in Economics and Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 27(3), pages 211-222, August.
- Kumar, Saten, 2011. "Financial reforms and money demand: Evidence from 20 developing countries," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 323-334, September.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ekkehart Schlicht).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.