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Overdrafts and the Demand for Money

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This paper presents a stochastic analysis of the demand for interest-bearing money, such as NOW accounts, when overdrafting is allowed at some penalty rate. It is shown that the short-run interest elasticity of money demand is probably large (in absolute value) and negative, but in the long run this elasticity is much smaller or even positive. It is also argued that current definitions of the monetary aggregates, which exclude unused credit, may spuriously generate instability of money demand. An alternative definition of money stock is suggested and seems to be conceptually more satisfying. Copyright 1990 by American Economic Association.

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  • Bar-Ilan, Avner, 1990. "Overdrafts and the Demand for Money," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 80(5), pages 1201-1216, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:80:y:1990:i:5:p:1201-16
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    3. Bar-Ilan, Avner & Marion, Nancy, 2013. "Demand for cash with intra-period endogenous consumption," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 2668-2678.
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    5. Baccarin, Stefano, 2009. "Optimal impulse control for a multidimensional cash management system with generalized cost functions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 196(1), pages 198-206, July.
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    7. Bar-Ilan, Avner & Ben-David, Nissim, 1996. "An algorithm for evaluating the number of controls in trigger--target models," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 20(8), pages 1367-1371, August.
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