Stochastic Processes in Credit Risk Modelling
In credit risk modelling, jump processes are widely used to de- scribe both default and rating migration events. This work is mainly a review of some basic de nitions and properties of the jump processes intended for a preliminary step before more ad- vanced lectures on credit risk modelling. We focus on the Poisson process and some generalisations, like the compounded and the double stochastic Poisson processes, which are widely used for describing the time-inhomogeneous dynamic either of the default process or of the credit rating transition. As such, much of the material is not new, but focused and organized from a credit risk perspective. Moreover it contains detailed proofs of some funda- mental results. Other original contributions come from examples and simulated studies, which help the reader to better understand the features of the described processes.
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