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On the recent divergence between measures of the money supply in the UK

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  • Rayton, Bruce A.
  • Pavlyk, Khrystyna

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This paper presents evidence that the traditional high correlation between simple sum and Divisia monetary aggregates in the United Kingdom has broken down during the economic crisis. This divergence, coupled with the differential diagnostic values of these measures of money in the past, means that current debates about the appropriate stance of monetary policy should first consider what they regard as an appropriate measure of the money supply.

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  • Rayton, Bruce A. & Pavlyk, Khrystyna, 2010. "On the recent divergence between measures of the money supply in the UK," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 159-162, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:159-162
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    1. Barnett, William A. & Chauvet, Marcelle, 2011. "How better monetary statistics could have signaled the financial crisis," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 161(1), pages 6-23, March.
    2. Wenjuan Chen & Dieter Nautz, 2015. "The Information Content of Monetary Statistics for the Great Recession: Evidence from Germany," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2015-027, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
    3. Belongia, Michael T. & Ireland, Peter N., 2014. "The Barnett critique after three decades: A New Keynesian analysis," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 183(1), pages 5-21.
    4. William Barnett & Neepa B. Gaekwad, 2017. "The Demand for Money for EMU: A Flexible Functional Form Approach," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 201704, University of Kansas, Department of Economics, revised Sep 2017.

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