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Entropy and information in the interest rate term structure

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  • D. C. Brody
  • L. P. Hughston
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    Associated with every positive interest term structure there is a probability density function over the positive half-line. This fact can be used to turn the problem of term structure analysis into a problem in the comparison of probability distributions, an area well developed in statistics, known as information geometry. The information-theoretic and geometric aspects of term structures thus arising are here illustrated. In particular, we introduce a new term structure calibration methodology based on maximization of entropy, and also present some new families of interest rate models arising naturally in this context.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Quantitative Finance.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 70-80

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    Cited by:
    1. Hackworth, J.F., 2008. "Uncertainty and the yield curve," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 98(3), pages 259-268, March.
    2. Frieden, B. Roy & Hawkins, Raymond J., 2010. "Asymmetric information and economics," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(2), pages 287-295.
    3. Hawkins, Raymond J. & Aoki, Masanao & Roy Frieden, B., 2010. "Asymmetric information and macroeconomic dynamics," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(17), pages 3565-3571.

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