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Permanent Structural Change in the US Short-Term and Long-Term Interest Rates

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  • Chew Lian Chua

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    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

  • Chin Nam Low

    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

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This paper uses a time-varying error correction model to examine the structural changes in the rate of adjustment to the long-run equilibrium and the cointegrating vector of the US short- and long-term interest rates. We show that agents’ expectations of interest rate movements vary according to policy changes as reflected by changes in the direction of movements of the underlying parameters.

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Paper provided by Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne in its series Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series with number wp2007n22.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2007
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Handle: RePEc:iae:iaewps:wp2007n22

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