The term structure of interest rates, the expectations hypothesis and international financial integration: Evidence from Asian economies Academic Article


  • International Review of Economics and Finance


  • The validity of the expectations hypothesis of the term structure is examined for a sample of Asian countries. A panel stationarity testing procedure is employed that addresses both structural breaks and cross-sectional dependence. Asian term structures are found to be stationary and supportive of the expectations hypothesis. Further analysis suggests that international financial integration is associated with interdependencies between domestic and foreign term structures insofar as cross-term structures based on differentials between domestic (foreign) short- and foreign (domestic) long-rates are also stationary. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.

publication date

  • 2011/10/1


  • Asia
  • Asian countries
  • Asian economies
  • Cross-sectional dependence
  • Expectations hypothesis
  • Interdependencies
  • International financial integration
  • Stationarity
  • Structural breaks
  • Term structure
  • Term structure of interest rates
  • Testing

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-0560

number of pages

  • 11

start page

  • 679

end page

  • 689