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A structural approach to pricing credit default swaps with credit and debt value adjustments


  • Alexander Lipton
  • Ioana Savescu


A multi-dimensional extension of the structural default model with firms' values driven by diffusion processes with Marshall-Olkin-inspired correlation structure is presented. Semi-analytical methods for solving the forward calibration problem and backward pricing problem in three dimensions are developed. The model is used to analyze bilateral counterparty risk for credit default swaps and evaluate the corresponding credit and debt value adjustments.

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  • Alexander Lipton & Ioana Savescu, 2012. "A structural approach to pricing credit default swaps with credit and debt value adjustments," Papers 1206.3104,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1206.3104

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