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Is the Price Elasticity of Money Demand Always Unity?

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  • Paul Evans

    () (Department of Economics, Ohio State University)

  • Xiaojun Wang

    () (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Abstract

Including both monetary gold and nonmonetary gold in a standard money-in-utility model, we establish a presumption that the price elasticity of money demand should be less than one under commodity standards. Applying cointegration methods to data of the world, the United Kingdom, and the United States, we find support for the new theory.

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  • Paul Evans & Xiaojun Wang, 2005. "Is the Price Elasticity of Money Demand Always Unity?," Working Papers 200508, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
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    1. Allan H. Meltzer, 1963. "The Demand for Money: The Evidence from the Time Series," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 71, pages 219-219.
    2. Hendry, David F & Ericsson, Neil R, 1991. "An Econometric Analysis of U.K. Money Demand in 'Monetary Trends in the United States and the United Kingdom' by Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 81(1), pages 8-38, March.
    3. MacDonald, Ronald & Taylor, Mark P., 1992. "A stable US money demand function, 1874-1975," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 39(2), pages 191-198, June.
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    1. Sousa, Ricardo M., 2010. "Housing wealth, financial wealth, money demand and policy rule: Evidence from the euro area," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 88-105, March.

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    Keywords

    money demand; price homogeneity; commodity standard;

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    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System

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