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RBA Glossary definition for Real interest rate

Real interest rate – The real interest rate refers to the cost of borrowing money (i.e. the nominal interest rate) net of inflation. It takes account of the fact that part of the nominal interest that borrowers pay to lenders represents compensation for anticipated inflation. The remaining �real� component better reflects the economic cost of borrowing and the return to lending.

RBA Glossary definition for interest rate

interest rate – The term used to describe the cost of borrowing money or the return to the owner of the funds which are invested or lent out. It is usually expressed as a percent per annum of the amount of money borrowed, lent or invested.

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Three Decades of Real Interest Rates

3 Oct 1991 Speech
Bernie Fraser
Talk by Bernie Fraser to the 20th Conference of Economists, Hobart

Australia's Real Exchange Rate – Is it Explained by the Terms of Trade or by Real Interest Differentials?

1 Sep 1991 RDP 9108
David W.R. Gruen and Jenny Wilkinson
Research Discussion Papers contain the results of economic research within the Reserve Bank
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The Effect of Steady Inflation on Interest Rates and the Real Exchange Rate in a World with Free Capital Flows

1 Feb 1991 RDP 9101
David W.R. Gruen
Research Discussion Papers contain the results of economic research within the Reserve Bank
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Affine Endeavour: Estimating a Joint Model of the Nominal and Real Term Structures of Interest Rates in Australia

27 Feb 2018 RDP 2018-02
Jonathan Hambur and Richard Finlay
financial markets, inflation, interest rates, modelling, money. We outline a ‘workhorse’ affine term structure model of nominal and real interest rates in Australia. ... Nevertheless, they suggest that medium- to long-term expectations for real
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Evaluating Simple Monetary-policy Rules for Australia | Conference – 1997

21 Jul 1997 Conferences
Gordon de Brouwer and James O'Regan
potential output, c an unspecified constant real interest rate, and γ a reaction parameter. ... A similar result follows when the central bank thinks that the neutral real interest rate is higher than it actually is, and so tries to keep interest rates

Statistical Tables

7 Sep 2023 Statistics
Household and Business Finances. Interest Rates. Exchange Rates. Share Markets.

Appendix 2: Regression Equations

1 Jun 1991 RDP 9104
Michele Bullock and Mark Rider
RDP 9104: Cross-Country Relationship Between Interest Rates and Inflation over Three Decades Appendix 2: Regression Equations. ... 4.75. (0.57). 0.14. (0.11). 0.09. b New Zealand data on inflation (and hence the real interest rate) is adjusted for the
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9 Jun 2023
A glossary of terms used on the RBA website

The Australian Experience

1 Jul 1990 RDP 9002
Warwick J. McKibbin and Steven R. Morling
real interest rate, it corresponded with a period of expected real U.S. ... The large fall in real interest rates in 1987/88 coincided with the strongly appreciating real exchange rate.
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Simulation Results

1 Nov 1989 RDP 8907
Mark Britten-Jones and Warwick J. McKibbin
In this simulation we assume that real interest rates rise permanently by 300 basis points. ... The interesting comparison between this shock and the real interest rate shock is that both lead to a rise in nominal interest rates.
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