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What is the natural scale for a L\'evy process in modelling term structure of interest rates?

  • Jir\^o Akahori
  • Takahiro Tsuchiya

This paper gives examples of explicit arbitrage-free term structure models with L\'evy jumps via state price density approach. By generalizing quadratic Gaussian models, it is found that the probability density function of a L\'evy process is a "natural" scale for the process to be the state variable of a market.

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