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Asymmetric adjustment of the equilibrium relationship between the nominal interest rate and inflation rate


  • Daiki Maki

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Doshisha University)


This paper investigates the equilibrium relationship between the nominal interest rate and inflation rate in Japan using a threshold cointegration test, which allows for asymmetric adjustment. While the Engle-Granger method assuming symmetric adjustment cannot obtain the result of cointegration, a threshold cointegration approach provides clear evidence of the cointegration relationship characterized by asymmetric adjustment toward equilibrium. This shows that the long-run equilibrium relationship between the nominal interest rate and inflation rate is stable with asymmetric adjustment.

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  • Daiki Maki, 2005. "Asymmetric adjustment of the equilibrium relationship between the nominal interest rate and inflation rate," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(9), pages 1-8.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05c20006

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    1. Phiri, Andrew, 2017. "Has the South African Reserve Bank responded to equity prices since the sub-prime crisis? An asymmetric convergence approach," MPRA Paper 76542, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Khalid Kisswani & Salah Nusair, 2014. "Nonlinear convergence in Asian interest and inflation rates: evidence from Asian countries," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 47(3), pages 155-186, August.
    3. repec:eee:jpolmo:v:39:y:2017:i:5:p:775-789 is not listed on IDEAS

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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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