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A test of the expectations hypothesis of the term structure of interest rates for Sri Lanka

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This paper tests the expectations hypothesis of the term structure of interest rates for Sri Lanka. The data support the hypothesis that forward and spot rates are cointegrated suggesting a stochastic trend in the structure of interest rates. However, the hypothesis that forward rates are unbiased predictors of future spot rates is rejected.

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  • Arusha Cooray, 2003. "A test of the expectations hypothesis of the term structure of interest rates for Sri Lanka," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(17), pages 1819-1827.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:35:y:2003:i:17:p:1819-1827
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684032000148524
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