CFDP 813

International Evidence on the Demand for Money


Publication Date: December 1986

Pages: 17


One of the current questions in the literature on the demand for money is whether the adjustment of actual to desired money holdings is in nominal or real terms. This paper describes a simple procedure that can be used to test the nominal against the real hypothesis. The test is carried out for 27 countries. The paper also tests the structural stability of the demand for money equations and the correctness of the dynamic specification.


Money demand

JEL Classification Codes:  311, 023, 123, 212

See CFP: 732