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A Cointegration And Error Correction Approach To Demand For Money In Fiji: 1971-2002

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  • B Bhaskara Rao

    (University of the South Pacific)

  • Rup Singh

    (University of the South Pacific)

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Demand for money is an important macroeconomic relationship. Its stability has implications for the choice of monetary policy targets. This paper estimates demand for narrow money in Fiji and evaluates its robustness and stability. It is found that there is a well determined stable demand for money in Fiji, for three decades, from 1971 to 2002 and its dynamics are adequately captured by the cointegration and error- correction models. Income and interest rate elasticities are found to be significant.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0511012.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 11 Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0511012

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Keywords: Demand for money; Monetary policy; Income and interest rate elasticities; Cointegration; Error correction; Unit roots; Stability.;

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Cited by:
  1. P K Narayan & S Narayan, 2008. "Estimating the Demand for Money in an Unstable Open Economy: The Case of the Fiji Islands," Economic Issues Journal Articles, Economic Issues, vol. 13(1), pages 71-91, March.
  2. 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.
  3. Lee, Chien Chiang & Chang, Chun Ping, 2012. "The Demand for Money in China: A Reassessment Using the Bounds Testing Approach," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(1), pages 74-94, March.

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