The Empirical Implications of the Cox, Ingersoll, Ross Theory of the Term Structure of Interest Rates

Stephen J. Brown, Philip H. Dybvig

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The one‐factor version of the Cox, Ingersoll, and Ross model of the term structure is estimated using monthly quotes on U.S. Treasury issues trading from 1952 through 1983. Using data from a single yield curve, it is possible to estimate implied short and long term zero coupon rates and the implied variance of changes in short rates. Analysis of residuals points to a probable neglected tax effect. 1986 The American Finance Association

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-630
Number of pages14
JournalThe Journal of Finance
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986

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