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Modelling the Demand for Money in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

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  • Afees Salisu

    () (Department of Economics, University of Ibadan)

  • Idris Ademuyiwa

    () (Department of Economics, University of Ibadan)

  • Basiru Fatai

    () (Department of Economics, University of Ibadan)

Abstract

In this paper, we extend the work of Hamori (2008) to include three main innovations: (i) we consider an open economy version of money demand which is more representative for small open economies like those in SSA; (ii) we consider both the homogenous and heterogeneous panel cointegration methods to estimate the money demand function in SSA; and (iii) we consider specific analyses for the prominent sub-regions in SSA namely, East Africa, South Africa, Central Africa and West Africa in order to further validate the choice of heterogeneous panel cointegration for modelling money demand in SSA. We find a cointegrating relationship among money demand, income, price level, exchange rate and interest rate in SSA and thus, the consideration of an open economy version is fundamental when modelling money demand in SSA. The specific regressions for the sub-regional units in SSA indicate the existence of heterogeneity in regression estimates. Thus, the consideration of heterogeneous panel cointegration method is valid and ignoring this heterogeneity feature when modelling money demand for SSA countries may yield biased and inconsistent results.

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  • Afees Salisu & Idris Ademuyiwa & Basiru Fatai, 2013. "Modelling the Demand for Money in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(1), pages 635-647.
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    1. Afees A. Salisu & Kazeem Isah, 2017. "A Capital Flight-Growth Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Macroeconomic Uncertainty," Working Papers 034, Centre for Econometric and Allied Research, University of Ibadan.
    2. repec:sgh:erfinj:v:2:y:2017:i:2:p:79-97 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Olofin, S.O. & Olubusoye, O.E. & Mordi, C.N.O. & Salisu, A.A. & Adeleke, A.I. & Orekoya, S.O. & Olowookere, A.E. & Adebiyi, M.A., 2014. "A small macroeconometric model of the Nigerian economy," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 305-313.
    4. J Paul Dunne and Elizabeth Kasekende, 2016. "Financial Innovation and Money Demand: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa," Working Papers 583, Economic Research Southern Africa.
    5. Sam Olofin & Olusanya Olubusoye & Afees A. Salisu & Alarudeen Aminu & Uwatt B. Uwatt & Micheal A. Adebiyi, 2017. "Revision of the small macro-econometric model of the Nigerian economy," Working Papers 032, Centre for Econometric and Allied Research, University of Ibadan.

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    Keywords

    Money demand; Panel Cointegration; Panel ECM; SSA;

    JEL classification:

    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling

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