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An alternative approach to the modelling of interest rate pass through and asymmetric adjustment

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  • Valadkhani, Abbas
  • Bollen, Bernard

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We propose an alternative approach to examine the nonlinear (asymmetric) behaviour of interest rates which can be both size and sign dependent. Compared to other widely used approaches, our model performs quite well based on two model selection criteria.

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  • Valadkhani, Abbas & Bollen, Bernard, 2013. "An alternative approach to the modelling of interest rate pass through and asymmetric adjustment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 491-494.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:3:p:491-494
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.06.006
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    1. Valadkhani, Abbas & Worthington, Andrew, 2014. "Asymmetric behavior of Australia's Big-4 banks in the mortgage market," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 57-66.
    2. Valadkhani, Abbas, 2014. "Analysing interest rate mark-ups in the Australian mortgage market," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 343-361.
    3. Abbas Valadkhani & George Chen & Bernice Kotey, 2014. "Asymmetric changes in Australia’s small business loan rate," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 43(4), pages 945-957, December.

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    Keywords

    Interest rate; Error correction; Rockets and feathers; Asymmetric behaviour; Australia;

    JEL classification:

    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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