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Financial Innovation and Regional Money


  • Nagayasu, Jun


This paper studies the effect that financial innovation, which seems very prominent in recent years, has on money. Using Japanese regional data and the money demand specification, we first provide evidence of instability in the simple money-output relationship. However, when this relationship is extended to include a proxy for a comprehensive measure of financial innovation, the model is found to be stable. Furthermore, consistent with economic theory, evidence is obtained of financial innovation leading to decreased demand for liquid financial assets. In this respect, demand deposits seem to possess very similar characteristics to cash in Japan in recent years.

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  • Nagayasu, Jun, 2011. "Financial Innovation and Regional Money," MPRA Paper 29194, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:29194

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    1. Hiroshi Fujiki, 2014. "Japanese Money Demand from the Regional Data: An Update and Some Additional Results," Monetary and Economic Studies, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, vol. 32, pages 45-102, November.
    2. J Paul Dunne and Elizabeth Kasekende, 2016. "Financial Innovation and Money Demand: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa," Working Papers 583, Economic Research Southern Africa.
    3. Hasan Cömert & Gerald Epstein, 2016. "Finansal Yenilik Yazinindaki Son Gelismeler," STPS Working Papers 1604, STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Jan 2016.
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    Regional money; panel cointegration;

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    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money

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