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UIP for Short Investments in Long-Term Bonds

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  • Alexius, Annika

    (Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of Sweden)

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The empirical failure of uncovered interest parity (UIP) is one of the best-established facts of international economics. The exchange rates of countries with high nominal interest rates tend to appreciate rather than depreciate as expected from UIP. However, virtually every published test of UIP studies short interest rates. In this paper, UIP is found to hold for carefully calculated returns to investments in long-term bonds and the US dollar - Deutsche mark exchange rate. For the corresponding short interest rates, the standard finding of a significantly negative relationship is confirmed. The results are explained in terms of a small macroeconomic model where the short interest rate is used as a monetary policy instrument to stabilise output and inflation.

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Paper provided by Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden) in its series Working Paper Series with number 115.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:rbnkwp:0115

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Keywords: Uncovered interest parity; Long-term bonds;

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  1. Zsolt Darvas & Gábor Rappai & Zoltán Schepp, 2007. "Uncovering Yield Parity: A New Insight into the UIP Puzzle through the Stationarity of Long Maturity Forward Rates," Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group Conference 2006 84, Money Macro and Finance Research Group.
  2. Pericoli, Marcello & Taboga, Marco, 2012. "Bond risk premia, macroeconomic fundamentals and the exchange rate," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 42-65.
  3. Ahmet Can Ýnci, 2007. "Currency and yield Co-integration between a developed and an emerging Country: The Case of Turkey," Bogazici Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bogazici University, Department of Economics, vol. 21(1+2), pages 1-20.
  4. Inci, Ahmet Can & Lu, Biao, 2004. "Exchange rates and interest rates: can term structure models explain currency movements?," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 28(8), pages 1595-1624, June.
  5. Inci, Ahmet Can, 2006. "Co-integrating currencies and yield differentials," Review of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 159-175.
  6. Alexius, Annika, 2002. "Can Endogenous Monetary Policy Explain the Deviations from UIP," Working Paper Series 2002:17, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  7. Inci, Ahmet Can, 2005. "ERM effects on currency spot and futures markets," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 145-163, December.
  8. Inci, Ahmet Can, 2007. "US-Swiss term structures and exchange rate dynamics," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 270-288.

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