The Money Supply Process: A Comparative Analysis

Hardcover | February 1, 1991

byDimitrije Dimitrijevic, George Macesich

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A pioneering work in comparative monetary and financial studies, this is the first international comparative, empirical study of the money supply process (MSP) that involves all of the basic types of economies and institutional economic systems at all levels of economic development. As the authors note at the outset, the highly relative nature of the MSP contributes to wide differences in the MSP in different types of economies. Yet the MSP is one of the most important topics of both monetary theory and monetary practice. The comparative approach adopted here enables the authors to explain the differences that do occur in the MSP across economies and what causes them. By properly defining the general theory and overall monetary theory of MSP, the authors offer the reader both a better understanding of the national MSP and a broad framework of possibilities for improving the efficiency of monetary policy. The authors begin by describing their approach to an analysis of the MSP in national economies and the concepts and models used in this analysis. They then explain the classification of economies used in the study and their methodological approach, which is based on a two-dimensional flow of funds accounts matrix. Four chapters present the empirical evidence derived from this approach. Included are both a holistic analysis and a structural comparative analysis of the MSP. A separate chapter presents a comparative analysis involving 100 countries of the MSP during the 1978-83 time period. Finally, the authors look at the influence of the balance-of-payments and of domestic institutional sectors on the MSP. Their concluding chapters summarize their findings and point the way to furtherresearch in this area. Scholars and policymakers in economics, macroeconomics, and monetary policy will find this an illuminating addition to the literature of the money supply process.

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A pioneering work in comparative monetary and financial studies, this is the first international comparative, empirical study of the money supply process (MSP) that involves all of the basic types of economies and institutional economic systems at all levels of economic development. As the authors note at the outset, the highly relativ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.74 × 6.16 × 0.81 inPublished:February 1, 1991Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275935973

ISBN - 13:9780275935979

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?This study provides an analysis of the monetary expansion process in various sorts of economies. The main hypothesis is that the level of development and type of economic system (capitalist or centralized) explains many of the differences in the money supply process across countries. The analysis considers 100 countries that are classified into various categories such as socialist with decentralized decision making, capitalist, etc. Allowances are also made for oil-exporting nations and levels of development. The data for the study come from the standard series provided in the International Monetary Fund's International Financial Statistics. Only three socialist countries with centralized decision making are included in the study because they are the only ones carried in the data source. Results for individual countries are not given. The various conclusions focus on the country groupings and typically concern the value of the money multiplier and reserve money creation; for instance, it is concluded that the money multipliers are higher in well-off industrial economies. Appropriate for graduate collections.?-Choice