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Why Are Long Rates Sensitive to Monetary Policy?

Tore Ellingsen () and Ulf Söderström ()

No 160, Working Paper Series from Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden)

Abstract: We use a quantitative model of the U.S. economy to analyze the response of long-term interest rates to monetary policy, and compare the model results with empirical evidence. We find that the strong and time-varying yield curve response to monetary policy innovations found in the data can be explained by the model. A key ingredient in explaining the yield curve response is central bank private information about the state of the economy or about its own target for inflation.

Keywords: Term structure of interest rates; Yield curve; Central bank private information; Excess sensitivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E43 E52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2004-04-01
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