Un’analisi econometrica sul contenuto informativo della struttura a termine dei tassi di interesse tedeschi

TitleUn’analisi econometrica sul contenuto informativo della struttura a termine dei tassi di interesse tedeschi
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsM. Pontrelli
Number1997_02
Abstract

In this paper the usefulness of spreads between long and short interest rates as indicators of future interest rates is analysed using monthly data derived from the estimation of the German term structure over the period 1983(11)-1994(12). The analysis is conducted using modern techniques of time series, as the cointegration analysis and the estimation of vector autoregressive (VAR) models. The results show that interest rate spreads contain considerable information about future short rate changes. This implies that interest rate spreads may be used as useful indicators for the future conduct of monetary policy.

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