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Indirect Robust Estimation of the Short-term interest Rate Process

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  • Veronika Czellar

    (Dept. of Econometrics, University of Geneva)

  • G. Andrew Karolyi

    (Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University)

  • Elvezio Ronchetti

    (Dept. Econometrics, University of Geneva)

Abstract

We introduce Indirect Robust Generalized Method of Moments (IRGMM), a new simulation-based estimation methodology, to model short-term interest rate processes. The primary advantage of IRGMM relative to classical estimators of the continuous-time short-rate diffusion processes is that it corrects both errors due to discretization and the errors due to model misspecification. We apply this new approach to various monthly and weekly Eurocurrency interest rate series.

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Paper provided by International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering in its series FAME Research Paper Series with number rp135.

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Keywords: GMM and RGMM estimators; CKLS one factor model; indirect inference;

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