The Equation of Exchange: A Derivation
AbstractThis paper provides a theoretically plausible model to explain the equation of exchange, deriving it from an agent's utility maximization problem and the profit maximization behavior of a competitive firm. It shows that the marginal propensity to consume is constant, while the average propensity to consume is decreasing as income increases. Supporting the notion that consumption growth is positively related to income growth, it confirms that the marginal propensity to consume has a theoretical basis for modifying velocity, money demand and consumption,given that money demand is inversely related to the interest rate and positively related to income.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 43531.
Date of creation: 26 Sep 2011
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Publication status: Published in The American Economist Number 2.LVII(2012): pp. 210-215
Equation of Exchange; money demand; income velocity; marginal propensity to consume;
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- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
- E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
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