Testing the expectations hypothesis of the term structure of interest rates in the presence of a potential regime shift
No 20/1999, Research Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland
The expectations hypothesis of the term structure of interest rates is tested using monthly Eurodollar deposit rates for maturities 1, 3 and 6 months covering the period 1983: 1996:6.Whereas classical regression-based tests indicate rejection, tests based on a new model allowing for potential but unrealized regime shifts provide support for the expectations hypothesis.The peso problem is modelled by means of a threshold autoregression.The estimation results suggest that potential regime shift had an effect on expectations concerning the longer-term interest rate only for a short while in the early phase of the sample ??ri?d, when interest rates were at their highest. Key words: peso problem, TAR models, term structure of interest rates
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Working Paper: TESTING THE EXPECTATIONS HYPOTHESIS OF THE TERM STRUCTURE OF INTEREST RATES IN THE PRESENCE OF A POTENTIAL REGIME SHIFT (2000)
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