Money Demand in a Banking Time Economy

43 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2004

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Max Gillman

Central European University (CEU) - Department of Economics

Glenn Otto

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

The paper presents a theory of the demand for money that combines a special case of the shopping time exchange economy with the cash-in-advance framework. The model predicts that both higher inflation and financial innovation - that reduces the cost of credit - induce agents to substitute away from money towards exchange credit. This results in an interest elasticity of money that rises with the inflation rate rather than the constant elasticity found in standard shopping time specifications. A number of the key predictions of the banking time theory are tested using quarterly data for the US and Australia. We find cointegration empirical support for the model, with robustness checks and a comparison to a standard specification.

Keywords: money demand, cointegration, financial technology, banking time

JEL Classification: O42, E13, E41, E51

Suggested Citation

Gillman, Max and Otto, Glenn, Money Demand in a Banking Time Economy (2003). HWWA Working Paper No. 254. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=479661 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.479661

Max Gillman (Contact Author)

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Glenn Otto

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics ( email )

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