An Empirical Evidence of Fisher Effect in Bangladesh: A Time-Series Approach
ASA University Review, (ISSN: 1997-6925), Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 1-8, June, 2008
10 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2017 Last revised: 3 Apr 2017
Date Written: June 1, 2008
This paper is an attempt to trace the relationship between interest rates and rates of inflation in the economy of Bangladesh. In view of this, a time series approach is considered to examine the empirical evidence of Fisher’s effect in the country. By applying OLS and Unit Root test, the estimated value is used to determine the casual relationship between interest rates and inflation for the monthly sample period of August 1996 to December 2003. The empirical results suggest that there does not exist any co-movement of inflation with interest rates and the relationship between the variables is also not significant for Bangladesh. Further, the trends advocate that the inflation premium, equal to expected inflation that investors add to real-risk free rate of return, is ineffective in the country.
Keywords: Interest Rate, Inflation
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