Term Structure Modeling with Supply Factors and the Federal Reserve's Large Scale Asset Purchase Programs
Abstract: This paper estimates an arbitrage-free term structure model with both observable yield factors and Treasury and Agency MBS supply factors, and uses it to evaluate the term premium effects of the Federal Reserve's large-scale asset purchase programs. Our estimates show that the first and the second large-scale asset purchase programs and the maturity extension program jointly reduced the 10-year Treasury yield by about 100 basis points.
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Part of Series: Finance and Economics Discussion Series
Publication Date: 2014-03-24
Note: This paper is a revised version of FEDS Working Paper 2012-37