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Wealth effects and Russian money demand

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  • Mehrotra, Aaron
  • Ponomarenko, Alexey

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We examine wealth effects for Russian money demand in a cointegrated vector autoregressive framework. We find that an aggregate wealth variable, as well as the components housing and equity prices included separately, significantly enter the long-run money demand relationship. There are feedback effects from money to wealth. However, the remonetization process lead to high income elasticities even when wealth is included in the model. System instability coincides with the arrival of the global financial crisis in late 2008.

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  • Mehrotra, Aaron & Ponomarenko, Alexey, 2010. "Wealth effects and Russian money demand," BOFIT Discussion Papers 13/2010, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.
  • Handle: RePEc:bof:bofitp:2010_013
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    1. Deryugina, Elena & Ponomarenko, Alexey, 2014. "A large Bayesian vector autoregression model for Russia," BOFIT Discussion Papers 22/2014, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.
    2. Sosunov, K., 2013. "Estimation of the Money Demand Function in Russia," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 18(2), pages 89-99.
    3. repec:spr:empeco:v:53:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s00181-016-1125-1 is not listed on IDEAS

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