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The Role of Regime Shifts in the Term Structure of Interest Rates: Further Evidence from an Emerging Market

  • Burak Saltoglu
  • M. Ege Yazgan

In this paper, we investigate the interrelationships among Turkish interest rates having different maturities by using a regime-switching vector error correction model. We find a relationship of long-run equilibrium among interest rates having various maturities. Furthermore, we conclude that term structure dynamics exhibit significant nonlinearity. A forecasting experiment also reveals that the nonlinear term structure models fare better in forecasting than other linear specifications. However, we cannot conclude that interest rate adjustments are made in an asymmetric way in the long run.

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Volume (Year): 48 (2012)
Issue (Month): S5 (November)
Pages: 48-63

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