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Term Structure Modeling and Estimation in a State Space Framework


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 565)

About this book


This book has been prepared during my work as a research assistant at the Institute for Statistics and Econometrics of the Economics Department at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. It was accepted as a Ph.D. thesis titled "Term Structure Modeling and Estimation in a State Space Framework" at the Department of Economics of the University of Bielefeld in November 2004. It is a pleasure for me to thank all those people who have been helpful in one way or another during the completion of this work. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my advisor Professor Joachim Frohn, not only for his guidance and advice throughout the com­ pletion of my thesis but also for letting me have four very enjoyable years teaching and researching at the Institute for Statistics and Econometrics. I am also grateful to my second advisor Professor Willi Semmler. The project I worked on in one of his seminars in 1999 can really be seen as a starting point for my research on state space models. I thank Professor Thomas Braun for joining the committee for my oral examination.


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  1. 1.Zentralbereich Volkswirtschaft/Economics DepartmentFrankfurt am MainGermany

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From the reviews:

"The author … introduces the AMGM models and gives the exact form for the yields and their moment structures. … the book is well-presented with sufficient references, and can serve as a reference for researchers in macroeconomics and financial mathematics. It can also be studied because it presents an important class of hidden Markov models." (Yanhong Wu, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2006 h)