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Monetary policy implications of volatility linkages among long-term interest rates


  • Nikiforos Laopodis



This paper investigates the implications for monetary policy from the increasing integration of capital markets using interest rates. The methodology is a multivariate EGARCH model, which captures the spillover mechanism across markets. The results indicate that since 1990 there have been stronger volatility linkages among markets. Evidence that globalization has influenced the behavior of interest rates is suggested from the way disturbances in a market spill over to other markets, thereby affecting the monetary policy conduct in all markets. As investors now have more information about global bonds, their concerted actions generate more volatility as they continuously rebalance their portfolios. Copyright Springer 2000

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  • Nikiforos Laopodis, 2000. "Monetary policy implications of volatility linkages among long-term interest rates," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer;Academy of Economics and Finance, vol. 24(2), pages 160-177, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jecfin:v:24:y:2000:i:2:p:160-177
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02752710

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    1. Scott W. Hegerty, 2011. "Interest-rate volatility and volatility spillovers in emerging Europe," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(5), pages 599-614, October.
    2. Scott W. Hegerty, 2015. "Interest-Rate Volatility in the Baltics: Issues of Measurement and International Contagion," Eastern European Business and Economics Journal, Eastern European Business and Economics Studies Centre, vol. 1(1), pages 12-27.
    3. Scott W. Hegerty, 2014. "Interest-rate volatility and volatility transmission in nine Latin American countries," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(13), pages 927-937, July.
    4. Fujen Daniel Hsiao & Yan Hu, 2014. "International Evidence of Spillover Effects of Deposit Rates: A Multivariate Garch Model," The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, The Institute for Business and Finance Research, vol. 8(1), pages 31-44.

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