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Endogenous Monetary Policy Shifts and the Term Structure: Evidence from Japanese Government Bond Yields

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  • Junko Koeda

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I construct a no-arbitrage term structure model with endogenous regime shifts and apply it to Japanese government bond (JGB) yields. This application subjects the short-term interest rate to monetary regime shifts, such as a zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) and normal regimes, which depend on macroeconomic variables. The estimated results show that under a ZIRP, the deflationary effect on bond yields increases on the longer end of yield curves; on the other hand, the effect of output gaps on raising bond yields weakens for all maturities.

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  • Junko Koeda, 2012. "Endogenous Monetary Policy Shifts and the Term Structure: Evidence from Japanese Government Bond Yields," CARF F-Series CARF-F-303, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, revised Apr 2013.
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