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Gradualism, Transparency and the Improved Operational Framework: A Look at Overnight Volatility Transmission

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  • Silvio Colarossi
  • Andrea Zaghini

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This paper proposes a possible way of assessing the effect on interest rate dynamics of changes in the decision‐making method, in the communication strategy and in the operational framework of a central bank. Through a generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (GARCH) specification, we show that the United States and the euro area displayed a limited but significant spillover of volatility from money market to longer‐term rates. We then checked the stability of this phenomenon in the most recent period of improved policy‐making and found empirical evidence to show that the transmission of overnight volatility along the yield curve had entirely disappeared.

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  • Silvio Colarossi & Andrea Zaghini, 2009. "Gradualism, Transparency and the Improved Operational Framework: A Look at Overnight Volatility Transmission," International Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(2), pages 151-170, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:intfin:v:12:y:2009:i:2:p:151-170
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2362.2009.01241.x
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