Title: The negative interest rate policy and the yield curve
Authors: Dora Xia - Bank for International Settlements (Switzerland) [presenting]
Jing Cynthia Wu - University of Chicago (United States)
Abstract: The aim is to extract the market's expectations about the ECB's negative interest rate policy from the euro area's yield curve and to study its impact on the yield curve. To capture the rich dynamics taking place at the short end of the yield curve, we introduce two policy indicators that summarise the immediate and longer-horizon future monetary policy stances. The ECB has cut interest rates four times under zero. We find that the June 2014 and December 2015 cuts were expected one month ahead but that the September 2014 cut was unanticipated. Most interestingly, the March 2016 cut was expected four months ahead of the actual cut.