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Multiscale Intensity Models for Single Name Credit Derivatives

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  • E. Papageorgiou
  • R. Sircar

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We study the pricing of defaultable derivatives, such as bonds, bond options, and credit default swaps in the reduced form framework of intensity-based models. We use regular and singular perturbation expansions on the intensity of default from which we derive approximations for the pricing functions of these derivatives. In particular, we assume an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process for the interest rate, and a two-factor diffusion model for the intensity of default. The approximation allows for computational efficiency in calibrating the model. Finally, empirical evidence on the existence of multiple scales is presented by the calibration of the model on corporate yield curves.

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  • E. Papageorgiou & R. Sircar, 2008. "Multiscale Intensity Models for Single Name Credit Derivatives," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(1), pages 73-105.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apmtfi:v:15:y:2008:i:1:p:73-105
    DOI: 10.1080/13504860701352222
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    1. Francis A. Longstaff & Sanjay Mithal & Eric Neis, 2005. "Corporate Yield Spreads: Default Risk or Liquidity? New Evidence from the Credit Default Swap Market," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 60(5), pages 2213-2253, October.
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    Keywords

    Defaultable bond; credit default swap; defaultable bond option; asymptotic approximation; time scales; JEL classification : G12; G13;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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