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Modeling loan commitments

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  • Chava, Sudheer
  • Jarrow, Robert

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Loan commitments represent more than 82 percent of all commercial and industrial loans by domestic banks. This paper develops a valuation model for loan commitments incorporating early exercise, multiple fees, partial exercise and credit risk. The model is analytically tractable and easy to implement. Using a sample of commercial paper backup credit lines from the Dealscan database, we show that our model prices closely match loan commitment market prices.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Finance Research Letters.

Volume (Year): 5 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 11-20

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Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:5:y:2008:i:1:p:11-20

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  1. Wayne Landsman, 2006. "Fair value accounting for financial instruments: some implications for bank regulation," BIS Working Papers 209, Bank for International Settlements.
  2. Evan Gatev & Philip E. Strahan, 2003. "Banks' Advantage in Hedging Liquidity Risk: Theory and Evidence from the Commercial Paper Market," Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers 03-01, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania.
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