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Non-Stationary Interest Rate Differentials and the Role of Monetary Policy

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  • Matros, Philipp

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  • Weber, Enzo

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The present work deals with a frequently detected failure of the uncovered interest rate parity (UIP) - the absence of bivariate cointegration between domestic and foreign interest rates. We explain non-stationarity of the interest differential via central bank reactions to exchange rate variations. Thereby, the exchange rate in levels introduces an additional stochastic trend into the system. Trivariate cointegration between the interest rates and the exchange rate accounts for the missing stationarity property of the interest differential. We apply the concept to the case of Turkey and Europe, where we can validate the theoretical considerations by multivariate time series techniques.

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Paper provided by University of Regensburg, Department of Economics in its series University of Regensburg Working Papers in Business, Economics and Management Information Systems with number 450.

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Date of creation: 21 Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:bay:rdwiwi:18854

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Keywords: Uncovered Interest Rate Parity; Monetary Policy Rules; Cointegration; Vector-Error Correction Model;

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