Di Maggio, Marco (2010): The Political Economy of the Yield Curve.
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This paper proposes a novel method to recover the market's beliefs about the Fed's monetary policy by using the responses of interest rates to economic news. We investigate the differential impact of news over time showing that the impact of this information is time varying, and that the importance of the housing and labor markets has sharply increased after the crisis. We follow a difference-in-difference estimation procedure to test for the presence of political constraints in the U.S., employing as control group the response of the European swap rates to macroeconomic announcements. We provide strong evidence that after the crisis of 2007, the Federal Reserve has been subject to the political pressure exerted by the Congress.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Political Economy of the Yield Curve|
|Keywords:||Fed, Financial Crisis, Political Pressure, Yield Curve, Political Constraints|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E43 - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G14 - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E58 - Central Banks and Their Policies
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G18 - Government Policy and Regulation
|Depositing User:||Marco Di Maggio|
|Date Deposited:||16. Feb 2010 00:30|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 06:14|
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