My idea is to work with dynamic Nelson Siegel models(DNS) on my master's thesis. As I am finishing undergraduation this year I started researching on the subject. I wonder what is being discussed in this part of Dynamic Nelson Siegel modeling?

  1. The estimation method I´d like to use is the Bayesian. What I could do with the Bayesian method to put me in the state of art of DNS models.

  2. I also saw that there is a discussion of terms of arbitrage and non arbitrage conditions. What mathematics needed to understand how to include no-arbitrage condition (Stochastic Calculus/Process)? I confess I did not quite understand the paper (below) reporting this idea.

    http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/files/wp07-20bk.pdf (this one, right?)

    That would be the type of Dynamic Affine Nelson Siegel models with non arbitrage conditions?

  3. So the families of Nelson Siegel models are divided into:

    • Nelson Siegel Dynamic

    • Nelson Siegel Dynamic with non arbitrage conditions

    • Affine Dynamic Nelson Siegel models with conditions not arbitration

As you can see I'm a little lost.

Anyway, any information could be useful to me.

Thanks a lot.


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