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Panel Data Evidence on the Demand for Money

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  • Serletis, Apostolos

    () (University of Calgary, Department of Economics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

  • Vaccaro, Jason

    (University of Calgary, Department of Economics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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This paper examines the demand for money using panel data for 48 countries over the 1980-95 time period. In our examination of the conventional money demand function, we begin by empirically exploiting traditional panel methodology and fi nd support for heterogeneity among the countries. However, specifi cation and diagnostic tests also indicate serial correlation in all of the estimated models. Recent state-of-the art advances in panel unit root and panel cointegration methodology allow us to proceed and further our analysis. Such procedures allow us to take advantage of desirable statistical properties and obtain consistent estimates in order to test long-run hypotheses.

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  • Serletis, Apostolos & Vaccaro, Jason, 2006. "Panel Data Evidence on the Demand for Money," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 59(4), pages 525-549.
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    Keywords

    Panel unit root tests; Panel cointegration tests; International comparisons of money demand.;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General

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