transaction demand for money

Transaction Demand

The amount of money needed to cover the needs of an individual, firm, or nation. That is, transaction demand for money is a measure of how much of a certain currency people need in order to buy the goods and services they use. Generally speaking, if an economy is healthy, there is a high transaction demand for money because people are buying more goods and services. Conversely, if an economy is in trouble, people buy fewer goods and services. Unless there is a significant, sudden change in the transaction demand, central banks have little trouble adjusting the money supply to accommodate the changes that do occur.

transaction demand for money


demand for MONEY balances that are held to finance day-to-day expenditure between the periodic receipt of INCOME (e.g. weekly wages, monthly alaries). The amount of money held for such purposes is dependent on the level of income (and expenditure). The transaction demand for money, together with the PRECAUTIONARY DEMAND FOR MONEY (money held to cover for unforeseen contingencies) and the SPECULATIVE DEMAND FOR MONEY (money held to purchase BONDS in anticipation of a fall in their price), constitute the MONEY-DEMAND SCHEDULE. See LIQUIDITY PREFERENCE, L-M SCHEDULE.

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One explanation for this negative (albeit insignificant) impact may be found in Evan's |24~ and Tatom's |72~ argument that increased interest-rate risk exerts an adverse effect on aggregate production which in terms decreases the transaction demand for money.
Keynes also provided for a transaction demand for money which is a function of income.

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