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Empirical Evidence For A Money Demand Function: A Panel Data Analysis Of 27 Countries In 1988-98

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  • GARCIA-HIERNAUX, Alfredo
  • CERNO, Leonel

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The purpose of this paper is to estimate the money demand function of Cagan (1956) using a panel data set covering 27 countries with different economic levels over the period 1988-98. The static fixed effects and the dynamic fixed effects reveal that a money demand equation exists. However, in contrast to the theory proposed by Cagan, estimates of the output elasticity of money demand are in the range from 0.18 to 0.20.

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  • GARCIA-HIERNAUX, Alfredo & CERNO, Leonel, 2006. "Empirical Evidence For A Money Demand Function: A Panel Data Analysis Of 27 Countries In 1988-98," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 6(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:6:y:2006:i:1_4
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    Keywords

    Money demand; Inflation; Panel data; Dynamic fixed effects;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money

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