Long- and Short-Run Determinants of the Demand for Money in
the Asian-Pacific Countries: An Empirical Panel Investigation

Abbas Valadkhani

This paper examines the long- and short-run determinants of the demand
for money in six countries in the Asian-Pacific region using panel data (1975- 2002). Various country-specific coefficients are allowed to capture inter-country heterogeneities. Consistent with theoretical postulates, it is found that (a) the demand for money in the long-run positively responds to real income and inversely to the interest rate spread, inflation, the real effective exchange rate, and the US real interest rate; (b) the long-run income elasticity is greater than unity; and (c) both the currency substitution and capital mobility hypotheses hold only in the long run.

Key Words: Demand for money; Money and interest rate spread; Panel data.
JEL Classification Numbers: E41, E52, and C33, O11.