Money Demand and Inflation in Madagascar

Author/Editor:

Koffie Ben Nassar

Publication Date:

December 1, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper uses a two-sector model to estimate the relationship between prices, money, and the exchange rate in Madagascar during the period 1982-2004. The estimated model, using quarterly data, finds a stable long-run relationship among monetary aggregates, domestic prices, real income, and foreign interest rates. In addition, the error-correction model shows that changes in the monetary aggregates, the exchange rate, and foreign interest rates exert a significant impact on inflation. The results also suggest that a disequilibrium in the money market has a lasting impact on inflation. The paper concludes with policy recommendations.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/236

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451862553/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005236

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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