An evaluation of alternative methods used in the estimation of Gaussian term structure models

An evaluation of alternative methods used in the estimation of Gaussian term structure models This paper provides an evaluation of five methods, proposed in the literature, for extracting factors used in the estimation of Gaussian affine term structure models. We assert that irrespective of the method used for extracting state variables, cross-sectional and serial correlations exist in measurement errors. However, using a simulation design which is consistent with the data, we show that parameter estimation using the Kalman filter and the model-free method are quite precise in the presence of serial and cross-sectional correlations in the error term, and, in the presence of different measurement errors, the Kalman filter demonstrates strong empirical tractability. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting Springer Journals

An evaluation of alternative methods used in the estimation of Gaussian term structure models

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Economics / Management Science; Finance/Investment/Banking; Accounting/Auditing; Econometrics; Operations Research/Decision Theory
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial