Duration of consumer loans and bank lending policy: dormancy versus default risk
AbstractA bank that lends money to a household faces two types of risk. Most commonly mentioned is the risk of a default. Hardly ever referred to is the risk of an early redemption of the loan - leading to dormancy. We model consumer loans' transition from an active to a dormant state and estimate a semi-parametric duration model with a data set consisting of 4,733 individuals who were granted credit by a Swedish lending institution between 1993 and 1995. We analyze the factors that determine the time to maturity on a loan and investigate the model's ability to match the maturities observed in the data. The model is used to evaluate loan applicants by their expected durations and - profits, and to derive the distribution of conditional expected durations and - profits for the loan portfolio. This enables us to draw some conclusions about the efficiency of bank lending policy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 280.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 20 Nov 1998
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Note: Forthcoming in the Journal of Banking and Finance
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Bank lending policy; duration analysis; semi-parametric methods; dormancy; cost-benefit analysis.;
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- Carling, Kenneth & Jacobson, Tor & Roszbach, Kasper, 1998. "Duration of Consumer Loans and Bank Lending Policy: Dormancy Versus Default Risk," Working Paper Series 70, Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden).
- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
- C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
- D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
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- NEP-ALL-1998-11-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CFN-1998-11-23 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-FMK-1998-11-23 (Financial Markets)
- NEP-MON-1998-11-23 (Monetary Economics)
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