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Alternative Temporal Cross-Section Specifications Of The Demand For Demand Deposits


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  • Edgar L. Feige

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


This paper examines a broad set of alternative temporal cross- section specifications of the demand for money as a means of estimating the degree of substitution between demand deposits and other liquid assets. Despite differences in data bases, model specifications and estimation techniques, the results are surprisingly robust; suggesting that the own rate of return on demand deposits is an important argument of the demand function ; that other liquid assets are relatively weak substitutes for demand deposits; and that the income elasticity of demand deposits is less than unity. Reference: The Journal of Finance, Vol. XXIX No. 3, June 1974.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0502009.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 02 Feb 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0502009

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Keywords: Money demand; substitutibility; liquid assets; temporal cross- section specifications; income elasticity.;

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