Questioning the quantity equation using an agent-based computational model

Charlotte Bruun

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    Abstract

    In the literature we find two opposing hypotheses relating the volume of money to the volume of transactions or national income. The classic hypothesis, implicitly entailed in the quantity equation, argues that this relation must be positive, while an opposing hypothesis, most strongly presented by Stutzel (1954), argues that the functional relationship may as well be negative. Even focusing the money needed to carry out transactions, there is no immediate answer to the question of the functional relationship between trade turnover and money demand. An agent-based computational model is used to explore the relationship. Copyright (C) 1998 IFAC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCOMPUTATION IN ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ENGINEERING: ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
    Number of pages6
    PublisherPergamon Press
    Publication date2000
    Pages213-218
    ISBN (Print)0-08-043048-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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    Bruun, C. (2000). Questioning the quantity equation using an agent-based computational model. In COMPUTATION IN ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND ENGINEERING: ECONOMIC SYSTEMS (pp. 213-218). Pergamon Press.