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Money Demand in theEuroArea: Do National Differences Matter?

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  • Luca Dedola

    (Bank of Italy)

  • Eugenio Gaiotti

    (Bank of Italy)

  • Luca Silipo

    (Bank of Italy)

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This paper assesses the relevance of national information in estimating the demand for euro-area M3 from three perspectives. First, we check whether national money demands can legitimately be aggregated. Second, we compare time-series and panel methods to estimate aggregate long-run coefficients. Finally, we investigate the differences among national money demands. We find that the hypothesis of perfect aggregation is not rejected. Nevertheless, some estimates of area-wide long-run parameters are sensitive to the method used to combine national information. The main difference among individual countries’ money demands is their interest elasticity.

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  • Luca Dedola & Eugenio Gaiotti & Luca Silipo, 2004. "Money Demand in theEuroArea: Do National Differences Matter?," Macroeconomics 0404019, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 24 Apr 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0404019
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    money demand; aggregation; European Central Bank.;

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    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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