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The role of Regime Shifts in the Term Structure of Interest Rates: Further evidence from an Emerging Market

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  • Saltoglu, Burak
  • Yazgan, Ege

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In this paper, we investigate the interrelations among Turkish interest rates with different maturities by using a regime switching Vector Error Correction (VECM) model. We find a long run equilibrium relationship among interest rates with various maturities. Furthermore we conclude that term structure dynamics exhibit significant nonlinearity. Forecasting experiment also reveals that the nonlinear term structure models do fare better than other linear specifications. However, we cannot conclude that interest rate adjustments are made in an asymmetric way in the long run equilibrium.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18741.

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Keywords: Term Structure of Interest Rates; Regime Switching; Forecasting; Foreacast Evaluation; Cointegration;

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  1. Kang, Bo Soo & Ryu, Doojin & Ryu, Doowon, 2014. "Phase-shifting behaviour revisited: An alternative measure," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 401(C), pages 167-173.

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