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Interest Rates and Real Business Cycles in Emerging Markets (Yukselen Piyasalarda Faiz Oranlari ve Reel Is Cevrimleri)

  • S. Tolga Tiryaki

We study the quantitative effects of interest rates on the business cycles of emerging markets. The real business cycle model featured in Neumeyer and Perri ("Business cycles in emerging economies : The role of interest rates."Journal of Monetary Economics, March 2005, 52 (2), 345-380.) is calibrated to match Turkish data. Fluctuations in country spread account for only less than 9 percent of output volatility, less than one third of the value found in Neumeyer and Perri. We show that their result critically depends on the magnitude of the working capital parameter, the persistence of the productivity shocks, and the factor shares. We also discuss the effect of correlated shocks on the countercyclicality of the interest rate and net exports.

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Paper provided by Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey in its series Working Papers with number 1008.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:tcb:wpaper:1008
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