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Emerging market economies and the world interest rate

Berrak Bahadir and William Lastrapes ()

Journal of International Money and Finance, 2015, vol. 58, issue C, 1-28

Abstract: We use a Factor Augmented VAR model to estimate the dynamic responses of interest rates in emerging market economies to the ‘world’ interest rate, which we extract from a dynamic factor model of yields in industrialized countries. Our results provide evidence that many emerging market yields respond to world rate shocks, at least gradually, which is broadly consistent with capital market integration. Our findings also suggest that the world rate captures information about emerging market yields not contained in US rates, which are typically used to proxy for the world rate.

Keywords: FAVAR; Capital mobility; Principal components (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F3 F4 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2015.08.001

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