Title

The semigroup governing the generalized cox-ingersoll-ross equation

Abstract

The semigroup of a generalized initial value problem including, as a particular case, the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross (CIR) equation for the price of a zero-coupon bond, is studied on spaces of continuous functions on [0,∞]. The main result is the first proof of the strong continuity of the CIR semigroup. We also derive a semi-explicit representation of the semigroup and a Feynman-Kac type formula, in a generalized sense, for the unique solution of the CIR initial value problem as a useful tool for understanding additional properties of the solution itself. The Feynman- Kac type formula is the second main result of this paper.

Publication Title

Advances in Differential Equations

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