The Pricing of Small Business Loans
A major difficulty in determining the appropriate risk premium for lending to small businesses is the lack of market value information. This paper develops a mean-variance model that uses available failure rate data to establish a benchmark risk premium for lending to firms in specific industries. This model incorporates the benefits of diversifying across firms and industries. This paper also presents evidence that a random walk model provides the best forecast of future failure rates.
Volume (Year): 3 (1994)
Issue (Month): 3 (Fall)
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- Pyle, David H, 1971. "On the Theory of Financial Intermediation," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 26(3), pages 737-47, June.
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