Financial Market Risk and U.S. Money Demand

Author/Editor:

David Cook ; Woon Gyu Choi

Publication Date:

April 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines empirically U.S. broad money demand emphasizing the role of financial market risk. We find that money demand rises with the liquidity risk of stock markets or the credit risk of corporate bond markets. After controlling for the effect of financial market risk, money demand becomes relatively stable over the last 35 years. At the sectoral level, household money holdings continue to be stable in a traditional model controlling for a decline in transactions costs for investing in mutual funds in the early 1990s. In contrast, business money holdings have been consistently (positively) associated with credit risk.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/89

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451866537/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007089

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

33

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