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Estimating and Interpreting Forward Interest Rates; Sweden 1992-1994

Lars Svensson ()

No 94/114, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: The use of forward interest rates as a monetary policy indicator is demonstrated, using Sweden 1992-1994 as an example. The forward rates are interpreted as indicating market expectations of the time-path of future interest rates, future inflation rates, and future currency depreciation rates. They separate market expectations for the short-, medium-, and long-term more easily than the standard yield curve. Forward rates are estimated with an extended and more flexible version of Nelson and Siegel’s functional form.

Keywords: Sweden; inflation, bond, bonds, monetary policy, coupon bonds (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 76
Date: 1994-09-01
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