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Valuing Corporate Liabilities

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  • Ericsson, Jan

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    (McGill University)

  • Reneby, Joel

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    (Stockholm School of Economics)

We implement a structural bond pricing framework on a large panel of US industrial issues using an efficient maximum likelihood methodology. Although, like others before us, we underpredict yield spread levels when using only stock market data in the estimation, our errors are much less dispersed. In addition, we show that when our model underpredicts spreads, the errors are correlated with liquidity proxies, suggesting that an underestimation of total yield spreads may be economically plausible. When we include bond price information in our estimation, our errors become similar in magnitude to those found in recent implementations of reduced form models.

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Paper provided by Institute for Financial Research in its series SIFR Research Report Series with number 15.

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Length: 66 pages
Date of creation: 15 Jun 2003
Handle: RePEc:hhs:sifrwp:0015
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