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On the stability of money demand

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  • Robert Lucas, Jr.

    (University of Chicago)

  • Juan Nicolini

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

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In this paper we consider a simple model of transactional assets management to evaluate the changes in banking regulation that passed between 1980 and 1982. The model implies that the newly created deposits in the US after the deregulation should be taken into account in the proper definition of money, in a way the model itself makes explicit. We show that once this is taken into account, the money demand equation characterized by Meltzer (1960) and Lucas (2000) remained remarkably stable.

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  • Robert Lucas, Jr. & Juan Nicolini, 2013. "On the stability of money demand," 2013 Meeting Papers 353, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money

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