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Long Run Risks in the Term Structure of Interest Rates : Estimation

  • Taeyoung Doh

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)

This paper estimates a long run risk model with term structure data. Inflation and consumption growth both contain correlated long run risk components. The model is estimated by the likelihood-based Bayesian methods and estimates of the latent long run risk factors are extracted from both macro and term structure data. Empirical analysis using US data reveals that a small and persistent component in consumption growth interacting with expected inflation improves the model's fit for the term structure data.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2008 Meeting Papers with number 137.

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