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Do Bonds Span Volatility Risk in the U.S. Treasury Market? A Specification test for Affine Term Structure Models

Torben G. Andersen, Luca Benzoni

NBER Working Paper No. 12962
Issued in March 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Darrell Duffie, Michael Fleming, Bob Goldstein, Mike Johannes, Chris Jones, Rick Nelson, Jun Pan, Sam Thompson, and seminar participants at the Chicago Fed, St. Louis Fed, the Third T.N. Thiele Symposium on Stochastic Volatility, the 2005 International Conference on "Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Money and Banking" at the Cass Business School, London, the 2006 Econometric Society Winter Meeting, the 2006 CIREQ-CIRANO-MITACS Financial Econometrics Conference, the 2006 Bank of Canada Conference on Fixed Income Markets, the Multivariate Modeling and Risk Management Conference, Sandbjerg, Denmark, the NBER Asset Pricing Meeting, March 2006, as well as Indiana University, the University of Chicago, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, D.C., the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Carnegie Mellon University for helpful comments and suggestions. Further, we thank Mitch Haviv of GovPX for providing useful information on their data. Of course, all errors remain our sole responsibility. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Reserve System, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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