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The Impact of the Federal Budget Deficit on the Nominal Interest Rate Yield on US Treasury Notes, 1979-2001

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  • Cebula, Richard

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This study empirically examines the impact of the federal government budget on the nominal interest rate yield on US Treasury notes over the 1979-2001 period. In a system that includes the monetary base, the civilian labor force unemployment rate, the ex ante real 52 week Treasury bill rate, and the percentage growth rate of the S&P 500 stock index, Error-Corrections Model (ECM) estimation finds that the total federal budget deficit acted to increase the nominal interest rate yield on seven year US Treasury notes over the study period.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 49400.

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Date of creation: 08 Sep 2003
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Publication status: Published in The ICFAI Journal of Applied Economics 2.3(2004): pp. 7-18
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:49400

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Keywords: federal budget deficit; error-correction model; interest rate yield on seven-year Treasury notes;

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