The Liquidity Effect in the Federal Funds Market: Evidence at the Monthly Frequency
In this paper, we argue that much of the research into the link between money and interest rates suffers from misspecification. The measure of money and the measure of interest rates are not always well matched. In examining the transmission of monetary policy, we show that using an appropriate measure of money, Federal Reserve balances, and the appropriate interest rate, the federal funds rate, a clear liquidity effect exists. Furthermore, we explain how a lack of a clear institutional understanding may have contributed to the finding of a "liquidity puzzle" in the past. Copyright 2008 The Ohio State University.
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Volume (Year): 40 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
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