Modelling Interest Rate Dynamics

Carl Chiarella*, Xue Zhong He, Christina Sklibosios Nikitopoulos

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we establish the fundamental relationships between interest rates, bond prices and forward rates. We further discuss the modelling of interest rates and analyse typical models for the spot interest rate and the forward rates. As we desire interest rates to be non-negative, we seek stochastic processes with this feature such as the Feller process. Thus we present the motivation of the Feller process and its relevance to the interest rate modelling. We also summarise the main results of Fubini’s theorem, that are very useful for modelling forward rates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamic Modeling and Econometrics in Economics and Finance
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDynamic Modeling and Econometrics in Economics and Finance
ISSN (Print)1566-0419
ISSN (Electronic)2363-8370


  • Bond Price
  • Forward Rate
  • Interest Rate
  • Spot Rate
  • Stochastic Differential Equation


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