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Decreasing marginal impatience, income distribution and demand for money: Theory and evidence

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  • Satya P. Das

    () (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Mausumi Das

    () (Delhi School of Economics)

  • Thomas B. Fomby

    () (Southern Methodist University)

Abstract

This Paper develops a dynamic, theoretical model of demand for money under decreasing marginal impatience (DMI).Given certain conditions, the steady state is shown to be saddle-path stable and unique. It is shown that, under DMI, an increase in income inequality increases the aggregate demand for money. Empirical evidence supporting this hypothesis is provided in the context of the U.S. economy.

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  • Satya P. Das & Mausumi Das & Thomas B. Fomby, 2004. "Decreasing marginal impatience, income distribution and demand for money: Theory and evidence," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 04-04, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
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