A Nonlinear Specification of Demand for Narrow Money in Colombia


Portada Borradores de Economía 1999
Series: 
Working Papers
Number: 
135
October
1999
Bogotá, Colombia
Author(s) / Editor(s): 
Luis Eduardo Arango, Andres Gonzalez
Publishing House: 
Banco de la República
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A nonlinear smooth transition regression (STR) model of the demand for narrow money in Colombia is specified using monthly data for cash, prices, the scale variable (industrial GDP), the interest rate and the rate of depreciation, within the single equation framework allowed by the data. In comparison with the linear error correction model, the nonlinear specification is highly superior according to the statistics. The dynamics described by this model matches both the magnitudes and the behavior of the aggregate demand for cash in Colombia during the sample period (1982.2-1998.11).
 

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