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Monetary Targeting in Pakistan: A Skeptical Note

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  • Muhammad Omer

    () (State Bank of Pakistan)

  • Omar Farooq Saqib

    () (State Bank of Pakistan)

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The objective of this study is to evaluate monetary targeting strategy in Pakistan by testing the Quantity Theory of Money and the income velocity of money stated by monetarists and the endogenous money hypothesis postulated by the post Keynesians. Our tests on the Pakistani data covering about thirty years reveal that the quantity theory is an inadequate explanation of inflation, income velocity of money is unstable and money is endogenous. These results suggest rethinking on monetary targeting strategy in Pakistan.

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  • Muhammad Omer & Omar Farooq Saqib, 2009. "Monetary Targeting in Pakistan: A Skeptical Note," SBP Research Bulletin, State Bank of Pakistan, Research Department, vol. 5, pages 53-81.
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    Keywords

    monetary targeting; income velocity of money; endogeniety of money;

    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian; Modern Monetary Theory
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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