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Estimation of Credit and Default Spreads: An Application to CDO Valuation

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  • Jaesun Noh

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Many securities are, to a certain extent, subject to credit risk in one way or another. Both the financial institutions and regulators are keen to have their credit risk exposures well managed. In order to fulfill their needs, the market for credit derivatives has become one of the fast growing securities markets in the last several years. In particular, the credit risk on a corporate balance sheet has become an important topic. Along with this growing importance of credit risk, the development of credit risk models has received much attention from both practitioners and academia. This paper addresses the impact of default rate modeling on the risk analysis and market valuation of credit derivatives products

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  • Jaesun Noh, 2004. "Estimation of Credit and Default Spreads: An Application to CDO Valuation," Econometric Society 2004 Far Eastern Meetings 444, Econometric Society.
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    1. Deng, Yongheng & Gabriel, Stuart A. & Sanders, Anthony B., 2011. "CDO market implosion and the pricing of subprime mortgage-backed securities," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 68-80, June.

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    Keywords

    Default probability; Credit spreads; Kalman Filter; CIR;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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