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Term Structure of Interest Rates in the Presence of Levy Jumps: The HJM Approach

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  • Chenghu Ma

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The aim of this paper is to generalize Heath, Jarrow and Morton (1992, Econometrica) model of the term structure of interest rates within a jumpdiffusion formework. This is achieved by assuming that the forward rate process has a Levy jump component with general jump size distributions. Sufficient conditions are derived under which the no-arbitrage condition implies the existence of a unique martingale measure within the jump-diffusion framework.

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  • Chenghu Ma, 2003. "Term Structure of Interest Rates in the Presence of Levy Jumps: The HJM Approach," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 4(2), pages 401-426, November.
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    Keywords

    Term structure of interest rates; Martingale measure; Jump-diffusion;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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