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$$dX = \kappa_x (\theta_x - X)dt + \sigma_x \sqrt{X} \,dW_x$$ $$dY = \kappa_y (\theta_y - Y)dt + \sigma_y \sqrt{Y} \,dW_y$$ $$dW_x dW_y = \rho\, dt$$

we know that $X$ and $Y$ are marginally distributed as non-central $\chi^2$. What is the joint distribution of $X$ and $Y$ ?

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What if to write it with respect to independent Brownian motions? – Ilya Jan 25 '11 at 10:26


So what you really want to know can be put into this form :

Does there exists a multivariate extension to $\chi^2$ laws, and if so, does it matches the joint law of the bivariate process $(X,Y)$. Is that right ?

I think that you should have a look at Whishart processes and distributions


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Whishart process is a matrix extension of non-central $\chi^2$ where only the diagonal elements have non-central $\chi^2$ marginals. In a 2*2 matrix case there is no way to set the parameters such that the two diagonal elements have the above dynamics. In fact I am looking more for the joint characteristic function of $X$ and $Y$. – behzad.nouri Jan 27 '11 at 23:24
You are right sorry for this. Anyway, using the suggestion of Gortaur you can reduce the problem to the calculation of the characteristic function of the couple $(X,Y')$ (where the sde followed by $Y'$ is similar to $Y$'s one) with both sde driven by the same Brownian Motion. But I don't know if the calculation is tractable. – The Bridge Jan 28 '11 at 8:26
Can you explain more? I thought that Gortaur is recommending something like replacing $dW_y$ by $\rho dW_x + \sqrt{1-\rho^2}dW_z$ where $dW_xdW_z=0$. Can you explain more dynamics of $Y'$ in your comment? – behzad.nouri Jan 31 '11 at 0:27
Hi startover, I tried to achieve the calculations but I wasn't able to find a tractable form sorry Regards – The Bridge Jan 31 '11 at 12:01

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