Semi-Non-Parametric Estimates of Substitution for Canadian Monetary Assets
14 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2002
We estimate the dynamic Fourier expenditure system to obtain consistent estimates of short-run and long-run Morishima elasticities of substitution for Canadian liquid assets. We argue that the variability of the estimated elasticities and evidence of less than perfect substitution between monetary assets interferes with the successful use of simple-sum aggregates and traditional log-linear money-demand functions.
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