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Interest rate spillovers from the United States : expectations, term premia and macro-financial vulnerabilities

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  • Mehrotra, Aaron
  • Moessner, Richhild
  • Shu, Chang

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We analyse how movements in the components of sovereign bond yields in the United States affect long-term rates in 10 advanced and 21 emerging economies. The paper documents significant global spillovers from both the expectations and term premia components of long-term rates in the United States. We find that spillovers to domestic long-term rates in emerging economies from the US expectations components tend to be more sizeable than those from the US term premia. Finally, spillovers from US term premia are larger when an emerging economy displays greater macro-financial vulnerabilities.

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  • Mehrotra, Aaron & Moessner, Richhild & Shu, Chang, 2019. "Interest rate spillovers from the United States : expectations, term premia and macro-financial vulnerabilities," BOFIT Discussion Papers 20/2019, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • F65 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Finance

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