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The inflation risk premium in the term structure of interest rates

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A dynamic term structure model based on an explicit structural macroeconomic framework is used to estimate inflation risk premia in the United States and the euro area. On average over the past decade, inflation risk premia have been relatively small but positive. They have exhibited an increasing pattern with respect to maturity for the euro area and a flatter one for the United States. Furthermore, the estimates imply that risk premia vary over time, mainly in response to fluctuations in economic growth and inflation.

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  • Peter Hördahl, 2008. "The inflation risk premium in the term structure of interest rates," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, September.
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    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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