A SVECM Model of the UK Economy and the Term Premium
28 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 1, 2011
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 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.
Keywords: Structural VECM Models, Term Premium, Crisis
JEL Classification: E43, E52, C51, C32
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