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Toward a Bias Corrected Currency Equivalent Index

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  • William Barnett

    (Department of Economics, The University of Kansas)

  • John Keating

    (Department of Economics, The University of Kansas)

  • Logan Kelly

    (School of Business and Economics, College of Charleston)

Abstract

Measuring the economic stock of money, defined to be the present value of current and future monetary service flows, is a difficult asset pricing problem, because most monetary assets yield interest. Thus, an interest yielding monetary asset is a joint product: a durable good providing a monetary service flow and a financial asset yielding a return. The currency equilivant index provides an elegant solution, but it does so by making strong assumptions about expectations of future monetary service flows. These assumptions cause the currency equivalent index to exhibit significant downward bias. In this paper, we propose an extension to the currency equivalent index that will correct for a significant amount of this bias.

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  • William Barnett & John Keating & Logan Kelly, 2007. "Toward a Bias Corrected Currency Equivalent Index," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 200707, University of Kansas, Department of Economics, revised Nov 2007.
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    Currency Equilivant Index; Monetary Aggregation; Money Stock;
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    • E49 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Other

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