Efficient bond price approximations in non-linear equilibrium-based term structure models
This paper develops an efficient method to compute higher-order perturbation approximations of bond prices. At third order, our approach can significantly shorten the approximation process and its precision exceeds the log-normal method and a procedure using consol bonds. The efficiency gains greatly facilitate any estimation which is illustrated by considering a long-run risk model for the US. Allowing for an unconstrained intertemporal elasticity of substitution enhances the model’s fit, and we see further improvements when incorporating stochastic volatility and external habits.
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Volume (Year): 19 (2015)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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