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Approximating Heath-Jarrow-Morton Non-Markovian Term Structure of Interest Rate Models with Markovian Systems

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We consider a Heath-Jarrow-Morton models for the term structure of interest rates in which the forward rate volatility is a function of the instantaneous spot rate of interest, a set of dicrete forward rates and time to maturity of the bond. We show how the stochastic dynamics may be expressed as a system of Markovian stochastic differential equations. We obtain the partial differential equation which allows the pricing of contingent claims in this framework.

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Paper provided by Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney in its series Working Paper Series with number 76.

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Date of creation: 01 Sep 2000
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  1. Ho, Thomas S Y & Lee, Sang-bin, 1986. " Term Structure Movements and Pricing Interest Rate Contingent Claims," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 41(5), pages 1011-29, December.
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