Testing the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Malaysia Using Alternative Monetary Aggregation

Leong, Choi Meng and Puah, Chin-Hong and Shazali, Abu Mansor and Lau, Evan (2008) Testing the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Malaysia Using Alternative Monetary Aggregation. Working Paper. -.


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The capability of monetary aggregates to generate stable link with fundamental economic indicators verifies the effectiveness of monetary targeting. However,traditional monetary aggregates have become flawed when financial reforms take place. As official monetary aggregates fail to maintain stable link with crucial economic indicators in Malaysia, monetary targeting has been substituted by interest rate targeting. Therefore, Divisia monetary aggregates, which are considered more superior than the simple sum counterparts are used in the investigation for the case of Malaysia. The findings imply that Divisia M2 money demand is stable and is capable to generate appropriate coefficients with correct signs for the variables included. Thus, Divisia money has shed new light on the usefulness of monetary targeting in formulating monetary policy in Malaysia.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, 2008, Divisia Money, Money Demand, Error-correction model, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 07:05
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 02:25
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/3246

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