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Demand for Money in India: 1953-2003

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  • B Bhaskara Rao

    (University of the South Pacific)

  • Singh Rup

    (University of the South Pacific)

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The demand for money, especially in the developing countries, is an important relationship for formulating appropriate monetary policy and targeting monetary variables. In this paper we estimate the demand for narrow money in India and evaluate its robustness. It is found that there is a stable demand for money for almost half a century from 1953 to 2003. There is no evidence for any significant effects of the $1991$ financial reforms.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0510002.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 02 Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0510002

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Keywords: Demand for money; Developing countries; Income and interest rate elasticities; Cointegration; Financial reforms.;

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Cited by:
  1. Inoue, Takeshi & Hamori, Shigeyuki, 2008. "An empirical analysis of the money demand function in India," IDE Discussion Papers 166, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  2. Khan, Rana Ejaz Ali & Hye, Qazi Muhammad Adnan, 2011. "Financial Liberalization And Demand For Money: A Case of Pakistan," MPRA Paper 34795, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Sahin, Afsin, 2013. "Estimating Money Demand Function by a Smooth Transition Regression Model: An Evidence for Turkey," MPRA Paper 46851, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Sahar Bahmani & Ali Kutan, 2010. "How stable is the demand for money in emerging economies?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(26), pages 3307-3318.

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