Long-Run Money Demand in the New EU Member States with Exchange Rate Effects

33 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2006

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Christian Dreger

European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Hans-Eggert Reimers

Hochschule Wismar

Barbara Roffia

European Central Bank (ECB)

Date Written: May 2006


Generally speaking, money demand models represent a natural benchmark against which monetary developments can be assessed. In particular, the existence of a well-specified and stable relationship between money and prices can be perceived as a prerequisite for the use of monetary aggregates in the conduct of monetary policy. In this study a money demand analysis in the new Member States of the European Union (EU) is conducted using panel cointegration methods. A well-behaved long-run money demand relationship can be identified only if the exchange rate as part of the opportunity cost is included. In the long-run cointegrating vector the income elasticity exceeds unity. Moreover, over the whole sample period the exchange rates vis-a-vis the US dollar turn out to be significant and a more appropriate variable in the money demand than the euro exchange rate. The present analysis is of importance for the new EU Member States as they are expected to join in the future years the euro area, where money is deemed to be highly relevant - within the two-pillar monetary strategy of the European Central Bank (ECB) - in order to detect risks to price stability over the medium term.

Keywords: Money demand, new EU Member States, exchange rate, panel cointegration

JEL Classification: C23, E41, E52

Suggested Citation

Dreger, Christian and Reimers, Hans-Eggert and Roffia, Barbara, Long-Run Money Demand in the New EU Member States with Exchange Rate Effects (May 2006). ECB Working Paper No. 628, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=900401 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.900401

Christian Dreger (Contact Author)

European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) ( email )

Frankfurt (Oder)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) ( email )

Beijing, 100732

Hans-Eggert Reimers

Hochschule Wismar ( email )

FB Wirtschaft
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23952 Wismar
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49-3841-753-383 (Fax)

Barbara Roffia

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314

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