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Forecasting Inflation from the Term Structure

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  • Tzavalis, E.
  • Wickens, M.R.

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This paper presents new evidence about the information contained in the term structure about future inflation. Although the general finding in the literature is that the greater the time horizon the more information the term structure possesses about inflation, in this paper we show that the forecasting ability of the term spread is very poor. The main finding of the paper is that the real interest rate contains far more information about future inflation that the term spread.

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  • Tzavalis, E. & Wickens, M.R., 1995. "Forecasting Inflation from the Term Structure," Discussion Papers 9519, University of Exeter, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:exe:wpaper:9519
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    Keywords

    FORECASTING; ECONOMETRICS;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects

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