Estimating and Interpreting Forward Interest Rates: Sweden 1992-1994

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Lars E. O. Svensson

Stockholm School of Economics; Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: September 1994

Abstract

The use of forward interest rates as a monetary policy indicator is demonstrated, using Sweden 1992-1994 as an example. The forward rates are interpreted as indicating market expectations of the time-path of future interest rates, future inflation rates, and future currency depreciation rates. They separate market expectations for the short-, medium-, and long-term more easily than the standard yield curve. Forward rates are estimated with an extended and more flexible version of Nelson and Siegel`s functional form.

JEL Classification: E50, E52, F31, G12

Suggested Citation

Svensson, Lars E.O., Estimating and Interpreting Forward Interest Rates: Sweden 1992-1994 (September 1994). IMF Working Paper No. 94/114. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=883856

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