Can Switching Between Inflationary Regimes Explain Fluctuations in Real Interest Rates?

Author/Editor:

M. F. Bleaney

Publication Date:

October 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

It has recently been suggested that allowing for switches between different inflationary regimes produces a much better fit for the Fisher relationship between interest rates and inflation, at least for U.S. data. The paper assesses the merits of the regime-switching theory as an explanation for the apparent fluctuations in real interest rates in Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/131

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451855241/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1311997

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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