Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.80.046119
Title: Interest rates in quantum finance: The Wilson expansion and Hamiltonian
Authors: Baaquie, B.E. 
Issue Date: 26-Oct-2009
Source: Baaquie, B.E. (2009-10-26). Interest rates in quantum finance: The Wilson expansion and Hamiltonian. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 80 (4) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.80.046119
Abstract: Interest rate instruments form a major component of the capital markets. The Libor market model (LMM) is the finance industry standard interest rate model for both Libor and Euribor, which are the most important interest rates. The quantum finance formulation of the Libor market model is given in this paper and leads to a key generalization: all the Libors, for different future times, are imperfectly correlated. A key difference between a forward interest rate model and the LMM lies in the fact that the LMM is calibrated directly from the observed market interest rates. The short distance Wilson expansion of a Gaussian quantum field is shown to provide the generalization of Ito calculus; in particular, the Wilson expansion of the Gaussian quantum field A (t,x) driving the Libors yields a derivation of the Libor drift term that incorporates imperfect correlations of the different Libors. The logarithm of Libor φ (t,x) is defined and provides an efficient and compact representation of the quantum field theory of the Libor market model. The Lagrangian and Feynman path integrals of the Libor market model of interest rates are obtained, as well as a derivation given by its Hamiltonian. The Hamiltonian formulation of the martingale condition provides an exact solution for the nonlinear drift of the Libor market model. The quantum finance formulation of the LMM is shown to reduce to the industry standard Bruce-Gatarek-Musiela-Jamshidian model when the forward interest rates are taken to be exactly correlated. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
Source Title: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/96957
ISSN: 15393755
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.80.046119
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