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Testing the Fisher Effect in the Presence of Structural Change: A Case Study of the UK,1961-2001

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In this paper we provide an empirical test of the Fisher effect using cointegration techniques, where the existence of instabilities in the cointegrating or long-run relationships is explicitly tested. The analysis was applied to the UK, a country that has been subject to potentially stronger regime shifts than other countries over the last years, for the period 1961-2001. To this end, we apply some recent econometric techniques aimed to detect eventual structural changes, allowing the instability to occur at a unknown date. We supply a broad battery of tests in order to illustrate recent developments in the field, which might also be useful to applied econometricians.

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  • Oscar Bajo-Rubio & Carmen Díaz-Roldán & Vicente Esteve, 2003. "Testing the Fisher Effect in the Presence of Structural Change: A Case Study of the UK,1961-2001," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2003_22, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.
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    Interest rate; Fisher effect; Structural breaks; Cointegration.;

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    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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