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A nonlinear DSGE model of the term structure with regime shifts

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  • Oreste Tristani

    (European Central Bank)

  • Gianni Amisano

    (European Central Bank)

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We construct and estimate the term structure implications of a small DSGE model with nominal rigidities in which the laws of motion of the structural shocks are subject to stochastic regime shifts. We demonstrate that, to a second order approximation, switching regimes generate time-varying risk premia. We then estimate the model on US data relying on information from both macroeconomic variables and the term structure. Our results support the specification with regime-switching: heteroskedasticity is a clear feature of the model's residuals and the regimes have intuitively appealing features. The model also generates non-negligible time-variability in excess holding period returns.

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  • Oreste Tristani & Gianni Amisano, 2010. "A nonlinear DSGE model of the term structure with regime shifts," 2010 Meeting Papers 234, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    1. Ales Marsal & Lorant Kaszab & Roman Horvath, 2017. "Government Spending and the Term Structure of Interest Rates in a DSGE Model," Working and Discussion Papers WP 3/2017, Research Department, National Bank of Slovakia.
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