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Gradualism, transparency and improved operational framework: A look at the overnight volatility transmission

  • Colarossi, Silvio
  • Zaghini, Andrea

This paper proposes a possible way of assessing the effect of interest rate dynamics on changes in the decision-making approach, communication strategy and operational framework of a Central bank. Through a GARCH specification we show that the USA and Euro area displayed a limited but significant spillover of volatility from money market to longer-term rates. We then checked the stability of this phenomenon in the most recent period of improved policymaking and found empirical evidence that the transmission of overnight volatility along the yield curve vanished soon after specific policy changes of the FED and ECB.

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Paper provided by Center for Financial Studies (CFS) in its series CFS Working Paper Series with number 2007/16.

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Date of creation: 2007
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