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The term structure of interest rates with nonlinear adjustment: Evidence from a unit root test in the nonlinear STAR framework


  • Daiki Maki

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Doshisha University)


This paper investigates the term structure of interest rates in Japan using the unit root test in a nonlinear STAR framework. The results provide strong evidence against the unit root of the yield spread between long-term and short-term interest rates, compared with standard unit root tests assuming only linear adjustment. This finding shows that the term structure of interest rates is stable with nonlinear adjustment.

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  • Daiki Maki, 2005. "The term structure of interest rates with nonlinear adjustment: Evidence from a unit root test in the nonlinear STAR framework," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(6), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05c20005

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    JEL classification:

    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates


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