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Interest Rates

Term Structure of Interest Rates

The Yield Curve

The yield curve [show graphic] depicts the yield-to-maturity for securities (bonds) vs. the time to maturity.

expanded discussion

The Expectations Hypothesis

(1+RLt)=(1+RSt)(1+RSet+1)

The Forward Rate

(1+RLt)=(1+RSt)(1+RSft+1)

calculate vs. expectation

Risk Premium

Keynesian Models

The Keynesian IS/LM Model with in its most basic form assumes that one interest rate is relevant for the IS Curve and the LM Curve.  These interest rates are, in reality, the long-term interest rate and the short-term interest rate. 

The Empirical Evidence

Reference

Reading the Yield Curve, James Hamilton.
Yield Curves, The Econ Review, William R. Parke.


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