The Term Premium and The UK Economy 1980-2007
Vehbi, M Tugrul
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Dungey, M., & Vehbi, M. T. (2010). The Term Premium and The UK Economy 1980-2007.
The term premium is estimated from an empirically coherent open economy VAR model of the UK economy where the model specifically accounts for the mixed nature of the data and cointegration between some variables. Using this framework the estimated negative term premia for 1980-2007 is decomposed into its contributing shocks, where the role of inflation and monetary policy shocks are shown to be dominant in the evolution of the term premium. Projecting into the 2007-2008 crisis period reveals the extent of the shocks to the UK economy, and also shows the similarities in term premia behaviour with those experienced during the 1998 Russian crisis, likely reflecting the flight to cash experienced in both crises.
structural VEC models, term premium, expectations hypothesis, crisis
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