The Demand for Money: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches by Apostolos Serletis

By Apostolos Serletis

This booklet presents an account of the present literature at the call for for funds. It exhibits how the cash call for functionality suits into static and dynamic macroeconomic analyses and discusses the matter of the definition (aggregation) of cash. Professor Serletis takes a microeconomic- and aggregation-theoretic method of the call for for cash, provides empirical proof utilizing contemporary cutting-edge econometric method, and acknowledges the life of unsolved difficulties and the necessity for additional developments.

New to this Edition

* elevated assurance of theoretical and empirical ways to the call for for funds, together with a brand new bankruptcy on cross-country evidence
* a brand new bankruptcy on cash call for concerns and estimation of the welfare price of inflation utilizing instruments from public finance and utilized microeconomics
* a brand new bankruptcy on rational expectancies macroeconomics and matters corresponding to the Lucas critique, ideas as opposed to discretion, and time inconsistency
* elevated insurance of the univariate and multivariate houses of the money call for variables, nonlinear chaotic dynamics, and self-organized criticality
* revised assurance of financial asset call for platforms in accordance with in the community and globally versatile practical forms
* elevated assurance of the econometrics of call for structures highlighting the problem inherent with reaching either financial and econometric regularity

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T < πt−1 e e (πt < πt−1 ). A simple rearrangement of the adaptive expectations model yields e πte = θ∆pt + (1 − θ) πt−1 . 3) This formulation states that the expected inflation rate at time t is a weighted average of the current actual inflation rate and last period’s expected inflation rate, with the weights being the adjustment parameters θ and 1 − θ. 4) gives mt − pt = γθ + αθ∆pt + (1 − θ) (mt−1 − pt−1 ) + vt 30 Chapter 3. Models with Rational Expectations where vt = ut −(1−θ)ut−1 . Clearly this last equation no longer includes terms involving the unobserved expected inflation rate variable.

Of course, the theories of macroeconomic behavior that we have so far discussed in Chapters 1 and 2 are static in specification. As Bennett McCallum (1989, p. 77-78) puts it “one way in which these models are static is that they treat the economy’s capital stock — its collection of productive machines, plants, highways, and so on — as fixed in quantity. ” Although this weakness of the classical and Keynesian models can be remedied, the current fashion is to explore short-run and long-run phenomena in the context of dynamic analyses.

Another solution is to appoint a central banker with an excessive dislike for inflation; in this case β → ∞ and Ld → Lp . 42 Chapter 3. 7 Inflation Mitigation Anticipated inflation reduces the welfare of money holders. ) that reduce the costs of inflation. Such measures are widespread in high inflation countries, but governments in moderate inflation countries, despite the experience of significant inflation, have been reluctant to promote such measures. In fact, in most countries, only social security payments are indexed, but nothing else.

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