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Regime shifts in the Danish term structure of interest rates

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  • Tom Engsted

    () (Department of Finance, Aarhus School of Business, Fuglesangs allÊ 4, DK-8210 Aarhus V., Denmark)

  • Ken Nyholm

    () (Department of Finance, Aarhus School of Business, Fuglesangs allÊ 4, DK-8210 Aarhus V., Denmark)

Abstract

Within a bivariate VAR model allowing for two-state Markov regime switching we test and evaluate the Expectations Theory (ET) of the term structure using Danish 1- and 3-months interest rates covering the period 1976-1997. A regime-shift approach is used in order to account for the change in monetary policy and the 1992-93 exchange rate crises that occured during this period. The basic findings are that these episodes did change the term structure, and, although we do find departures from the ET, several of the implications of the theory are consistent with the data, especially in the later part of the sample.

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  • Tom Engsted & Ken Nyholm, 2000. "Regime shifts in the Danish term structure of interest rates," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 25(1), pages 1-13.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:25:y:2000:i:1:p:1-13 Note: received: June 1997/Final version received: March 1998
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    Keywords

    Expectations hypothesis; regime switching;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects

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