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Estimating the cost of U.S. indexed bonds

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  • Silverio Foresi
  • Alessandro Penati
  • George Pennacchi

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A presentation of an equilibrium bond-pricing model driven by two stochastic factors: the real interest rate and the expected rate of inflation. The models parameters are estimated using a maximum-likelihood technique based on a Kalman filter.

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  • Silverio Foresi & Alessandro Penati & George Pennacchi, 1997. "Estimating the cost of U.S. indexed bonds," Working Papers (Old Series) 9701, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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