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Accounting for the Relationship between Money and Interest Rates


  • Magnus Jonsson

    (Sveriges Riksbank)

  • Paul Klein

    (University of Western Ontario)


In time series from the United States, the relationship between the money to income ratio and the nominal interest rate is a negative and stable one. In Swedish data, there is no such stable relationship. In this paper, we argue that this difference can be explained by the differences in the shock processes that have hit the two countries. Using a dynamic general equilibrium model driven by shock processes estimated to fit the two countries, we find that we can account for the main properties of the data remarkably well.

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  • Magnus Jonsson & Paul Klein, 2005. "Accounting for the Relationship between Money and Interest Rates," Data 0504001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpda:0504001 Note: Type of Document - zip; pages: 3

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