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Nonparametric Estimation of a Multifactor Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model: An Integrated Approach

We develop a nonparametric estimator for the volatility structure of the zero coupon yield curve in the Heath-Jarrow-Morton framework. The estimator incorporates cross-sectional restrictions along the maturity dimension, and also allows for measurement errors, which arise from the estimation of the yield curve from noisy data. The estimates are implemented with daily CRSP bond data.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1311.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2001
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Financial Econometrics (2004), 2(2): 251-289
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1311
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