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The change in real interest rate persistence in OECD countries: evidence from modified panel ratio tests


  • Nicholas Apergis
  • Christina Christou
  • James E. Payne
  • James W. Saunoris


This study examines whether real interest rates exhibit changes in persistence for a panel of Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development countries. The findings show that for long-term real interest rates there are changes in persistence from I(0) to I(1). For short-term real interest rates, the results display the absence of changes in persistence, while under cross-sectional dependence there is only weak evidence of changes in persistence from I(1) to I(0). The evidence of changes in persistence when the direction is considered unknown is even weaker.

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  • Nicholas Apergis & Christina Christou & James E. Payne & James W. Saunoris, 2015. "The change in real interest rate persistence in OECD countries: evidence from modified panel ratio tests," Journal of Applied Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(1), pages 202-213, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:japsta:v:42:y:2015:i:1:p:202-213
    DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2014.938620

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    1. Roy Cerqueti & Mauro Costantini & Luciano Gutierrez, 2009. "New panel tests to assess inflation persistence," Working Papers 54-2009, Macerata University, Department of Finance and Economic Sciences, revised Oct 2009.
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