Time Series Behaviour of the Real Interest Rates in Transition Economies
AbstractStationarity properties of real interest rates are examined for 21 transition economies. Owing to transaction costs and other frictions, it is quite plausible that we deal with potential non-linearities in the real interest rate. Therefore we examine stationarity of real interest rate allowing for non-linearities and asymmetric adjustment with smooth structural change in the data generating process. Our findings suggest that taking account of non-linearities in the data generating process results in rejection of the unit root null hypothesis for some countries which seem to be non-stationary according to conventional unit root tests. This finding points to the importance of allowing for both structural breaks and asymmetric adjustment in real interest rate series of transition countries.
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Date of creation: 2012
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Real Interest Rate; Transition Economies; Structural Break; Nonlinearity; Unit Root;
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- E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
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