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Money Velocity in an Endogenous Growth Business Cycle with Credit Shocks

  • Benk, Szilárd
  • Gillman, Max

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    (Cardiff Business School)

  • Kejak, Michal

The explanation of velocity in neoclassical monetary business cycle models relies on a goods productivity shocks to mimic the data's procyclic velocity feature; money shocks are not important; and the financial sector plays no role. This paper sets the model within endogenous growth, adds exchange credit shocks, and finds that money and credit shocks explain much of the velocity variation. The role of the shocks varies across sub-periods in an intuitive fashion. Endogenous growth is key to the construction of the money and credit shocks since these have similar effects on velocity, but opposite effects upon growth. The model matches the data's average velocity and simulates most of the velocity volatility that is found in the data. Its underlying money demand is Cagan-like in its interest elasticity, so that money and credit shocks cause greater velocity variation the higher is the nominal interest rate.

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Paper provided by Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section in its series Cardiff Economics Working Papers with number E2007/14.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: May 2007
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Money Credit and Banking Vol. 40, No. 6 (September 2008): 1281-1293.
Handle: RePEc:cdf:wpaper:2007/14
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