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An empirical analysis of nonstationarity in a panel of interest rates with factors

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  • Benoit Perron

    (Département de sciences économiques, CIREQ and CIRANO, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

  • Hyungsik Roger Moon

    (Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Abstract

This paper studies nonstationarities in a panel of Canadian and US interest rates of different maturities and risk. We focus on methods which model the cross-sectional dependence within the panel as a linear dynamic factor model, and decompose our data into common and idiosyncratic components that we analyze in turn. Our results suggest the presence of a single nonstationary factor in our panel. Since some of the idiosyncratic components are stationary, we conclude that these series are cointegrated. Finally, the dominant factors can be interpreted as level and slope factors as in the term structure literature. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Benoit Perron & Hyungsik Roger Moon, 2007. "An empirical analysis of nonstationarity in a panel of interest rates with factors," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(2), pages 383-400.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:22:y:2007:i:2:p:383-400
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.931
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