FRIC Brown Bag Seminar with Jens Christensen, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Upcoming FRIC Brown Bag Seminar with Jens Christensen, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 12:00 to 13:00

Upcoming FRIC Brown Bag Seminar with Jens Christensen, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

Jens Christensen will be presenting: Estimating Shadow-Rate Term Structure Models with Near-Zero Yield

 

Abstract: Standard Gaussian affine dynamic term structure models do not rule out negative nominal interest rates—a conspicuous defect with yields near zero in many countries. Alternative shadow-rate models, which respect the nonlinearity at the zero lower bound, have been rarely used because of the extreme computational burden of their estimation. However, by valuing the call option on negative shadow yields, we provide the first estimates of a three-factor shadow-rate model. We validate our option-based results by closely matching them using a simulation-based approach. We also show that the shadow short rate is sensitive to model fit and specification.

See the paper here: Estimating Shadow-Rate Term Structure Models with Near-Zero Yields

Location: Augustinus Fondens Senate Meeting Room

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