Short-Term and Long-Term Interest Rates in a Monetary Model of a Small Open Economy
NBER Working Paper No. 1716 (Also Reprint No. r0823)
This paper analyzes the effects of both anticipated and unanticipated monetary and fiscal disturbances, on the dynamic behavior of a monetary model of a small open economy. It focuses on the adjustment of the short-term and long-term interest rates and the divergence of their transitional paths, particularly in anticipation of these disturbances. The analysis demonstrates how anticipation of a future policy change can generate perverse short-run behavior. The essential reason for the divergence between the short and long rates is that the latter is dominated by long-term expectations, while the former is primarily determined by current influences.
Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1716
Published: Turnovsky, Stephen J. "Short-Term and Long-Term Interest Rates in a Monetary Model of a Small Open Economy," Journal of International Economics, Vol. 20, No. 3/4. May 1986, pp. 291-311. citation courtesy of
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