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The Demand for Monetary Assets in the UK; a Locally Flexible Demand System Analysis

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  • Elger, Thomas

    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

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This study provides strong empirical support for modeling the demand for monetary assets within a consumer demand framework. We estimate a linearised locally flexible almost ideal demand system, containing five monetary assets, over the period 1991Q4 to 1998Q4. Estimating the system in differences is a convenient method to account for possible non-stationarity in the data, a major concern for applied macroeconomists. All significant un-compensated own-price elasticities are negative. The compensated own-price elasticities are insignificant and the majority of the income elasticities are significant. Theoretical homogeneity and symmetry propositions are satisfied.

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  • Elger, Thomas, 2002. "The Demand for Monetary Assets in the UK; a Locally Flexible Demand System Analysis," Working Papers 2002:6, Lund University, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Money Demand; Almost Ideal Demand System;

    JEL classification:

    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money

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