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Is the volatility of the EONIA transmitted to longer-term euro money market interest rates?

  • Francisco Alonso


    (Banco de España)

  • Roberto Blanco


    (Banco de España)

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    This paper analyses the volatility of euro money market interest rates and tests for the existence of volatility transmission from overnight rates to longer term rates. The results suggest that a significant proportion of the volatility of the EONIA is transmitted to 1 month and 3 month interest rates during most days. However, the abnormally high volatility during the last two days of the maintenance period does not seem to be transmitted to longer term rates.

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    Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 0541.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:0541
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