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Is there a flight to quality due to inflation uncertainty?

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  • Guler, Bulent
  • Ozlale, Umit

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After two types of inflation uncertainty are derived within a time-varying parameter model with GARCH specification, the relationship between inflation uncertainty and interest rates for safe assets is investigated. The results support the existence of a “flight to quality” effect.

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  • Guler, Bulent & Ozlale, Umit, 2005. "Is there a flight to quality due to inflation uncertainty?," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 345(3), pages 603-607.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:345:y:2005:i:3:p:603-607
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2004.07.038
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    1. Fama, Eugene F. & Gibbons, Michael R., 1982. "Inflation, real returns and capital investment," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(3), pages 297-323.
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    1. Caporale, Guglielmo Maria & Kontonikas, Alexandros, 2009. "The Euro and inflation uncertainty in the European Monetary Union," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(6), pages 954-971, October.
    2. A. Can Inci & H.C. Li & Joseph McCarthy, 2011. "Measuring flight to quality: a local correlation analysis," Review of Accounting and Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 10(1), pages 69-87, February.

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    Keywords

    Kalman filter; Generalized auto-regressive conditional heteroskedasticity; Flight to quality effect;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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