Money Stock Targeting and Money Supply: A Closer Examination of the Data

Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 11, pp. 93-104, 1996

Posted: 31 Mar 2013

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Robert A. Amano

Bank of Canada & CREFE

Tony S. Wirjanto

University of Waterloo - School of Accounting and Finance; University of Waterloo, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

In a recent paper Mercenier and Sekkat (1988) use a linear-quadratic model to examine the willingness of a monetary authority in a small open economy to target its exchange rate. Based on their empirical results, the authors conclude that the Bank of Canada has displayed a willingness to use the money supply to target the Canada-US exchange rate. We re-examine their empirical results using a different estimation approach and with different assumptions about the forcing process of the exogeneous variables. We also extend the sample period to include more recent observations. While we find some weak evidence to support their conclusion, the results, in general, suggest that a linear-quadratic model may not be a particularly useful representation of the assumed exchange rate targeting by a monetary authority.

Keywords: Money Supply, Linear Quadratic Model, Forcing Process, Stationarity, Nonstationarity

JEL Classification: C22,C32, C51, G21, E41

Suggested Citation

Amano, Robert A. and Wirjanto, Tony S., Money Stock Targeting and Money Supply: A Closer Examination of the Data (1996). Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 11, pp. 93-104, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2241797

Robert A. Amano

Bank of Canada & CREFE ( email )

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Tony S. Wirjanto (Contact Author)

University of Waterloo - School of Accounting and Finance ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://https://uwaterloo.ca/statistics-and-actuarial-science/people-profiles/tony-wirjanto

University of Waterloo, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science ( email )

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Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada
519-888-4567 x35210 (Phone)
519-746-1875 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://math.uwaterloo.ca/statistics-and-actuarial-science/people-profiles/tony-wirjanto

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