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Searching threshold effects in the interest rate: An application to Turkey case

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  • Yavuz, Nilgun Cil
  • Guris, Burak
  • Yilanci, Veli

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This paper investigates the behaviour of interest rates in Turkey using a two-regime TAR model with an autoregressive unit root. This method recently developed by Caner and Hansen [Threshold autoregression with a unit roots, Econometrica 69 (6) (2001) 1555–1596] allows to simultaneously consider non-stationarity and non-linearity. Our finding indicates that the interest rate is a non-linear series and is characterized by a unit root process over the period 1990:1–2006:5.

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  • Yavuz, Nilgun Cil & Guris, Burak & Yilanci, Veli, 2007. "Searching threshold effects in the interest rate: An application to Turkey case," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 379(2), pages 621-627.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:379:y:2007:i:2:p:621-627
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2007.01.014
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