A Structural Balance Sheet Model of Sovereign Credit Risk
AbstractThis article studies sovereign credit spreads using a contingent claims model and a balance sheet representation of the sovereign economy. Analytical formulae for domestic and external debt values as well as for the financial guarantee are derived in a framework where recovery rate is endogenously determined as the solution of a strategic bargaining game. The approach allows to relate sovereign credit spreads to observable macroeconomic factors, and in particular accounts for contagion effects through the corporate and banking sectors. Pricing performance as well as predictions about credit spread determinants are successfully tested on the Brazilian economy.
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Sovereign credit spread; Balance sheet; Recovery rate; Contingent claims analysis; Contagion effects;
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- G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
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