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Pricing of discount bonds with a Markov switching regime


  • Robert Elliott


  • Katsumasa Nishide



We consider a Markov switching regime and price a discount bond using a CIR-type short rate model. An explicit formula is obtained for the bond price which includes the solution of a matrix ODE. Our model is easy to calculate and captures the effect of regime uncertainty in the price and term structure. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Robert Elliott & Katsumasa Nishide, 2014. "Pricing of discount bonds with a Markov switching regime," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 509-522, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:annfin:v:10:y:2014:i:3:p:509-522
    DOI: 10.1007/s10436-013-0244-3

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    1. Robert J. Elliott & Katsumasa Nishide & Carlton‐James U. Osakwe, 2016. "Heston‐Type Stochastic Volatility with a Markov Switching Regime," Journal of Futures Markets, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 36(9), pages 902-919, September.
    2. Mengzhe Zhang & Leunglung Chan, 2016. "Saddlepoint approximations to option price in a regime-switching model," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 55-69, February.
    3. Daniela Neykova & Marcos Escobar & Rudi Zagst, 2015. "Optimal investment in multidimensional Markov-modulated affine models," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 503-530, November.
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    Bond pricing; Term structure; Markov switching regime; CIR model; Stochastic flows; G12; D43; D81; E32;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles


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