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Canonical term-structure models with observable factors and the dynamics of bond risk premiums

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  • Marcello Pericoli

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    (Banca dÂ’Italia)

  • Marco Taboga

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    (Banca dÂ’Italia)

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We study the dynamics of risk premiums on the German bond market, employing no-arbitrage term-structure models with both observable and unobservable state variables, recently popularized by Ang and Piazzesi (2003). We conduct a specification analisys based on a new canonical representation for this class of models. We find that risk premiums display a considerable variability over time, are strongly counter-cyclical and bear no significant relation to inflation.

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Paper provided by Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area in its series Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) with number 580.

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Keywords: term structure models; yield curve; risk premium;

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