Reexamining the Term Structure of Interest Rates and the Interwar Demand for Money
AbstractThis paper reexamines whether the term structure of interest rates, rather than merely a single interest rate, should be included in the demand for money of the interwar era. In contrast to earlier work, we use cointegration techniques to model the equilibrium/error correction process, and find that a sufficiently rich dynamic model using a single interest rate has considerable explanatory power. Nevertheless, we conclude that the inclusion of the term structure may help to explain the turbulent monetary dynamics of the Depression era.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 384.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 01 Sep 1997
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Publication status: published, Journal of Economics and Finance, 1998, 22:2-3, 5-12.
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demand for money; interwar period; term structure of interest rates;
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