Kumar, Saten and Webber, Don J. and Fargher, Scott (2010): Money demand stability: A case study of Nigeria.
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This paper presents an empirical investigation into the level and stability of money demand (M1) in Nigeria between 1960 and 2008. In addition to estimating the canonical specification, alternative specifications are presented that include additional variables to proxy for the cost of holding money. Results suggest that the canonical specification is well-determined, the money demand relationship went through a regime shift in 1986 which slightly improved the scale economies of money demand, and money demand is stable. These findings imply that Nigeria could effectively use the supply of money as an instrument of monetary policy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Money demand stability: A case study of Nigeria|
|English Title:||Money demand stability: A case study of Nigeria|
|Keywords:||Money demand; Structural breaks; Cointegration; Monetary policy|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E41 - Demand for Money
|Depositing User:||Saten Kumar|
|Date Deposited:||25. Oct 2010 07:54|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:04|
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