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A Closer Look at Long Run Money Demand

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  • Alfred A. Haug

    (York University, Canada)

  • Julie Tam

    (Stanford University, USA)

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We study annual United States data from 1869 or 1900 to 1999. We find evidence for a well-specified and stable model of money demand with data from 1946 to 1999. We carry out diagnostic and stability tests, including nonlinearity tests. A linear cointegration model with the monetary base performs better than a model with M1. A specification with M2 is not supported. We use real GNP as the scale variable and a short term interest rate as the opportunity cost measure. We estimate an income elasticity of .86 and an interest rate elasticity of -.44 for the monetary base.

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  • Alfred A. Haug & Julie Tam, 2001. "A Closer Look at Long Run Money Demand," Working Papers 2002_09, York University, Department of Economics, revised Sep 2002.
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    1. Sanvi Avouyi-Dovi & Françoise Drumetz & Jean-Guillaume Sahuc, 2007. "The money demand function for the Euro area: one step beyond," Documents de recherche 07-08, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.

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

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