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The Long Run Stability of Money Demand in the Proposed West African Monetary Union

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  • Asongu, Simplice
  • Folarin, Oludele
  • Biekpe, Nicholas

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This study examines the stability of money demand in the proposed West African Monetary Union (WAMU). The study uses annual data for the period 1981 to 2015 from thirteen of the fifteen countries making-up the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). A standard money demand function is designed and estimated using a bounds testing approach to co-integration and error-correction modeling. The findings show divergence across ECOWAS member states in the stability of money demand. This divergence is informed by differences in cointegration, stability, short run and long term determinants, and error correction in event of a shock.

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  • Asongu, Simplice & Folarin, Oludele & Biekpe, Nicholas, 2018. "The Long Run Stability of Money Demand in the Proposed West African Monetary Union," MPRA Paper 92343, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Olatunji A. Shobande & Oladimeji T. Shodipe & Simplice A. Asongu, 2019. "Global Shocks Alert and Monetary Policy Responses," Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. 19/066, African Governance and Development Institute..
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    3. Simplice A. Asongu & Oludele E. Folarin & Nicholas Biekpe, 2020. "The Long Run Stability of Money in the Proposed East African Monetary Union," Working Papers 20/034, European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS).

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    Stable; demand for money; bounds test;

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    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money

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