Monetary Policy and Long Term Interest Rates: Evidence from Weekly Data
Froyen, R. T.
Journal of Macroeconomics
737 - 751
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Berument, H., & Froyen, R. T. (2005). Monetary policy and long term interest rates: evidence from weekly data. Journal of Macroeconomics, 28, 737-751.
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This paper assesses the effect of federal funds rate innovations on longer-term US nominal interest rates across different periods. The evidence suggests that these responses change with changes in the monetary policy regime. Time periods considered are pre- and post-1979 and different Federal Reserve Chairman’s tenure. The response of longer-term interest rates to federal funds rate innovations are shown to be smaller and less persistent in the post-1979 period when the Federal Reserve placed more emphasis on inflation. 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.