The transmission mechanism among italian interest rates

C. Amisano, M. Cesura, C. Giannini & M. Seghelini
A Structural VAR model is built for a set of Italian interest rates in order to investigate their dynamic interactions. After a univariate analysis, which revealed the unexpected presence of seasonality, we focus on the description of how monetary impulses propagate through the system. This aim is accomplished by suitably determining the long-run relationships, i.e. identifying the cointegration space, and modelling the short run interactions. Dynamic simulations give then the linkage between short and long...