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The remarkable stability of monetary base velocity in the United States, 1919-1999

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  • Richard G. Anderson
  • Robert H. Rasche

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This analysis examines the long-run demand for the adjusted monetary base in the United States, 1919-1999. When the "price"of the base is measured by the inverse of the yield on long-term, high-quality corporate bonds and an appropriate functional form is selected, the quantity of base money demanded is found to be a stable function "...of a small number of variables."

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  • Richard G. Anderson & Robert H. Rasche, 2001. "The remarkable stability of monetary base velocity in the United States, 1919-1999," Working Papers 2001-008, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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    1. Nelson Edward, 2005. "The Great Inflation of the Seventies: What Really Happened?," The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, De Gruyter, vol. 5(1), pages 1-50, July.
    2. William Poole & Robert H. Rasche & David C. Wheelock, 2012. "The Great Inflation: Did The Shadow Know Better?," NBER Chapters,in: The Great Inflation: The Rebirth of Modern Central Banking, pages 61-107 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Peter N. Ireland, 2009. "On the Welfare Cost of Inflation and the Recent Behavior of Money Demand," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(3), pages 1040-1052, June.
    4. Hendrickson, Joshua R., 2014. "Redundancy Or Mismeasurement? A Reappraisal Of Money," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 18(07), pages 1437-1465, October.
    5. Nelson, Edward, 2003. "The future of monetary aggregates in monetary policy analysis," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(5), pages 1029-1059, July.
    6. Duca, John V. & VanHoose, David D., 2004. "Recent developments in understanding the demand for money," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 56(4), pages 247-272.

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    Money supply ; Bank reserves ; Velocity of money;

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