The Role Of Regime Shifts In The Term Structure Of Interest Rates: Further Evidence From An Emerging Market

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In this paper, the authors investigate the interrelations among Turkish interest rates with different maturities by using a regime switching Vector Error Correction (VECM) Model. They find a long run equilibrium relationship among interest rates with various maturities. Furthermore they conclude that term structure dynamics exhibit significant nonlinearity. Forecasting experiment also reveals that the nonlinear term structure models do fare better than other linear specifications. However, they cannot conclude that interest rate adjustments are made in an asymmetric way in the long run equilibrium.