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Cross-country Evidence on the Demand for Money




In this article we examine money demand issues using cross-country data, for 48 countries over the 1980-1995 period. In particular, we investigate conventional money demand functions, for both narrow and broad aggregates, and the role that institutions, financial structure and financial development may have in the demand for money. On the basis of possible heterogeneity within the cross-country data set, we exploit Bayesian classification and finite mixture models to partition the data based on statistical similarities and multi-dimensional structures. Are-examination of our initial regression results indicates that a great deal of heterogeneity exists between different groups of countries.

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  • Serletis , Apostolos & Vaccaro , Jason, 2006. "Cross-country Evidence on the Demand for Money," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 59(2), pages 199-224.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0085

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    Cross-country estimates; Bayesian classification;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • 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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