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Money demand and economic uncertainty in Barbados

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    Using the unrestricted error correction model proposed by Pesaran et al (2001), this paper investigates the relationship between economic uncertainty and money demand in Barbados. Results suggest that in the short run, agents tend to increase money holdings in the face of heightened uncertainty. However, this impact does not carry on into the longer term. Rather, the results suggest that nominal assets may become less attractive during prolonged periods of economic uncertainty.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 29360.

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    Date of creation: 18 Dec 2010
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    Keywords: Money demand; economic uncertainty; Barbados; fixed exchange rate;

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