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A comparison of diffusion models of the term structure

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    A number of different continuous time approaches that have been developed to model the term structure of interest rates are examined. These techniques span the interest rate literature over the last 20 years or so, and are the most commonly used among both academics and practitioners. We view this paper as a reference for the different term structure models, aiming to bring together the three most commonly used approaches, emphasizing their differences, analysing their respective advantages and disadvantages, and with explicit representations where they exist for prices of discount bonds.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The European Journal of Finance.

    Volume (Year): 2 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 103-123

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjfi:v:2:y:1996:i:1:p:103-123

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    1. Javier Giner & Sandra Morini, 2001. "Improving the Quality of the Input in the Term Structure Consistent Models," CSEF Working Papers 70, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.

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