Demand for Money in Developing Countries: Alternative Estimates and Policy Implications

Saten Kumar
Department of Economics, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS045000



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This publication presents some empirical analysis on the demand for money. It covers a wide range of papers on econometric techniques and on previous empirical work on money demand. Further, it presents estimates of a common specification of money demand across a range of developing countries. One of the interesting contributions of the book is to give more serious attention to developing economies and to more recent empirical studies than previous studies have done. Studies on the demand for money and its stability are very crucial because it has implications for the monetary policy of a country.

The existing literature does not offer guidelines on identifying strong empirical evidence given the multitude of econometric methods. There exist contrasting views in relation to whether the central banks should use the rate of interest policy. It appears that most central banks pay less attention to the stability of the money demand functions; therefore this publication attempts to shed light on the usefulness of money demand stability for monetary policy. This publication can be a practical guide for professionals such as academics, central bank (financial) policy analysts, university students and emerging researchers. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1 - Introduction (pp. 1-4)

Chapter 2 - Importance of Demand for Money (pp. 5-16)

Chapter 3 - Empirical Literature (pp. 17-42)

Chapter 4 - Empirical Results (pp. 43-60)

Chapter 5 - Conclusions and Limitations (pp. 61-62)



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