The following model has SDE has been suggested as a model for interest rates:

\[ dr_t = a(b-r_t)dt + \sigma \sqrt{r_t} dW_t\]

for \(r_t \in \mathbf R\), \(r_0 >0\) and constants \(a\),\(b\), and \(\sigma\).

- Find a closed form expression for \(\mathbf E( r_t)\).
- Find a closed form expression for \(\mathrm{Var}(r_t)\).
- Characterize the values of parameters of \(a\), \(b\), and \(\sigma\) such that \(r=0\) is an absorbing point.
- What is the nature of the boundary at \(0\) for other values of the parameter ?