An Examination of Fisher Effect for Selected New EU Member States
The relationship between interest rates and inflation which is called Fisher effect has been investigated in both theoretical and empirical economics in vast literature. The contribution of this paper to the literature is to test the Fisher effect for the selected four transition economies that are also new EU member states. The empirical analysis is conducted by allowing for a structural break that takes place in year 2004. In this study, a case-wise bootstrap approach empirical method which developed by Hatemi-J and Hacker (2005) is used and the results support a tax adjusted Fisher effect in the presence of a structural break.
Keywords: Fisher Effect; New EU Member States; Monetary Policy; Transition Economies.
JEL Classifications: E40; E43; E47; F36; P24