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Macroeconomic Determinants of MIR Rate: Evidence from the Euro area

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  • Anastasiou, Dimitrios

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The objective of this study is to examine the determinants of MIR rate in the Euro area for the period 2003Q1-2015Q3. By employing Fixed Effects, Random Effects and Dynamic OLS (DOLS) as econometric methodologies, I examine if the MIR rate is affected by the following macroeconomic factors: unemployment rate, inflation rate, GDP growth, political stability index and wages as % to GDP. All of these factors found to exert great significance to MIR rate and thus they have to be taken into consideration when macro-prudential policies are designing.

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  • Anastasiou, Dimitrios, 2017. "Macroeconomic Determinants of MIR Rate: Evidence from the Euro area," MPRA Paper 80972, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    MIR rate; Interest margin; DOLS estimation; Euro area; European Central Bank.;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services

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