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Heterogeneous effects of unconventional monetary policy on bond yields across the euro area

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  • Demir, Ishak
  • Eroglu, Burak A.
  • Yildirim-Karaman, Secil

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This paper investigates the impact of the European Central Bank's unconventional monetary policies (UMP) between 2008-2019 on the European government bond yields. It adopts a novel econometric approach that combines a data-rich factor analysis and VAR with heteroskadasiticy based identification. The results identify a significant and substantial impact for all countries and maturities, but stronger and persistent impact for the periphery. When we decompose the impact into the separate yield components, we find that the UMP decreases the market component for all countries. It decreases the risk-mutualization component for the periphery permanently at the cost of a small increase for the core countries, which provides evidence for the risk-mutualization in the European Monetary Union.

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  • Demir, Ishak & Eroglu, Burak A. & Yildirim-Karaman, Secil, 2021. "Heterogeneous effects of unconventional monetary policy on bond yields across the euro area," LEAF Working Paper Series 19-06, University of Lincoln, Lincoln International Business School, Lincoln Economics and Finance Research Group (LEAF).
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    Keywords

    unconventional monetary policy; risk-mutualization; cross-country difference; sovereign bond yields; ECB; EMU;
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    JEL classification:

    • C38 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Classification Methdos; Cluster Analysis; Principal Components; Factor Analysis
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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