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Assessing Italian Government bonds' term structure with CIR model in the aftermath of EMU

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  • Bernardo Maggi
  • Fabrizio Infortuna

In this article we analyse the term structure of the Italian Government bonds after the adoption of Euro currency. In such a framework, we make use of the CIR model and deal with the degree of different volatilities of the maturities considered. To cope with this problem, we propose a simple correction formula and make use of a reaction function to take into account the influence of the monetary policy of the ECB with the result of considerably improving the performance of the model.

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Article provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 4 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 163-170

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:4:y:2008:i:3:p:163-170
DOI: 10.1080/17446540701689391
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