On Brazil’s Term Structure : Stylized Facts and Analysis of Macroeconomic Interactions

Author/Editor:

Rodrigo Cabral ; Richard Munclinger ; Luiz Alves ; Marco Rodriguez Waldo

Publication Date:

May 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper characterizes the term structure of Treasury bond yields for Brazil, and estimates a Nelson-Siegel Model to reproduce its stylized facts for the period 2004-2010. For this purpose, this paper uses a software developed by Fund staff. In addition, the paper estimates two versions of the Nelson-Siegel Model that incorporates macroeconomic variables with the aim of assessing the dynamic interactions between the yield curve and the macroeconomy.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/113

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455261420/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011113

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

33

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