Macro-expectations, aggregate uncertainty, and expected term premia
AbstractBased on expectations data from the Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF), we construct a real-time proxy for expected term premium changes of US long-term Treasury bonds. We then investigate the economic drivers of these subjective term premium expectations at the level of individual forecasters. Our results indicate that forecasters' term premium expectations are driven by expected macroeconomic conditions as well as the uncertainty of market participants about future output and inflation. An aggregate measure of forecasters' term premium expectations has predictive power for actual bond excess returns over horizons of up to one year.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.
Volume (Year): 58 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
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Bond risk premia; Expectations hypothesis; Time-varying risk premia; Term premia; Macroeconomic uncertainty; Forecast dispersion;
Other versions of this item:
- Christian D. Dick & Maik Schmeling & Andreas Schrimpf, 2010. "Macro Expectations, Aggregate Uncertainty, and Expected Term Premia," CREATES Research Papers 2010-49, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
- Dick, Christian D. & Schmeling, Maik & Schrimpf, Andreas, 2010. "Macro expectations, aggregate uncertainty, and expected term premia," ZEW Discussion Papers 10-064, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
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