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Bayesian Factor Selection in Dynamic Term Structure Models

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  • Marcio Laurini

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    (Ibmec Business School)

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This paper discusses Bayesian procedures for factor selection in dynamic term structure models through simulation methods based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo. The number of factors, besides influencing the fitting and prediction of observed yields, is also relevant to features such as the imposition of no-arbitrage conditions. We present a methodology for selecting the best specification in the Nelson-Siegel class of models using Reversible Jump MCMC.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2167-2176

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00245

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Keywords: Term Structure Models; Model Selection; MCMC; Nelson-Siegel;

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  1. Jens H. E. Christensen & Francis X. Diebold & Glenn D. Rudebusch, 2009. "An arbitrage-free generalized Nelson--Siegel term structure model," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 12(3), pages C33-C64, November.
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