Using Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm to Calibrate the Term Structure Model

Yanli Zhou, Shican Liu, Tianhai Tian, Qi He, Xiangyu Ge

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One of the advantages of stochastic differential equations (SDE) is that they can follow a variety of different trends so that they can establish complex dynamic systems in the economic and financial fields. Although some estimation methods have been proposed to identify the unknown parameters in virtue of the results in the SDE model to speed up the process, these solutions only focus on using explicit approach to solve SDEs, and therefore they are not reliable to deal with data source merged being large and varied. Thus, this study makes progress in creating a new implicit way to fill in the gaps of accurately calibrating the unknown parameters in the SDE model. Essentially, the primary goal of the article is to generate rigid SDE simulation. Meanwhile, the particle swarm optimization method serves a purpose to search and simultaneously obtain the optimal estimation of the model unknown parameters in the complicated experiment of parameter space in an effective way. Finally, in an interest rate term structure model, it is verified that the method effectively deals with parameter estimation in the SDE model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8893940
Number of pages11
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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