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Monetary Targeting in Pakistan: A Skeptical Note

Muhammad Omer () and Omar Saqib ()

SBP Research Bulletin, 2009, vol. 5, 53-81

Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate monetary targeting strategy in Pakistan by testing the Quantity Theory of Money and the income velocity of money stated by monetarists and the endogenous money hypothesis postulated by the post Keynesians. Our tests on the Pakistani data covering about thirty years reveal that the quantity theory is an inadequate explanation of inflation, income velocity of money is unstable and money is endogenous. These results suggest rethinking on monetary targeting strategy in Pakistan.

Keywords: monetary targeting; income velocity of money; endogeniety of money (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E12 E5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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