Behavioral Biases and the Expectations Hypothesis of the Term Structure of Interest Rates

I G Bulkley

Research output: Working paperWorking paper and Preprints

Abstract

We report that excess returns in the bond market exhibit the same features of short term momentum and long term reversals that are observed in the equity market. We then test whether these findings can be accounted for within a behavioural framework using the expectations of the short yield that are implicit in the term structure of interest rates. By decomposing the excess return into components related to expectation errors and expectation revisions, and extracting these from the term structure of interest rates, we show that momentum and reversals in the bond market can be explained by the well established representativeness and conservatism biases.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSocial Science Research Network (SSRN) working paper
Number of pages22
Volume2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2013

Bibliographical note

Available on SSRN

Keywords

  • behavioural economics, term structure, rational expectations

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Behavioral Biases and the Expectations Hypothesis of the Term Structure of Interest Rates'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this