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Longer-term Yield Decomposition: An Analysis of the Czech Government Yield Curve

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  • Adam Kucera
  • Michal Dvorak
  • Lubos Komarek
  • Zlatuse Komarkova

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The term structure of yields is an important source of information on market expectations about future macroeconomic developments and investors' risk perceptions and preferences. This paper presents the methodology used by the Czech National Bank to obtain such information. It describes the decomposition of the Czech government bond yield curve into its components. The evolution of those components is interpreted in relation to the macro-financial environment, as embodied by selected variables. The practical use of the decomposition in estimating and interpreting the responses of the Czech government bond yield curve to macroeconomic and financial shocks is presented using a vector autoregression model.

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  • Adam Kucera & Michal Dvorak & Lubos Komarek & Zlatuse Komarkova, 2017. "Longer-term Yield Decomposition: An Analysis of the Czech Government Yield Curve," Working Papers 2017/12, Czech National Bank.
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    Affine model; decomposition; government bond; yield curve;
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    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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