Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65338
Authors: 
Giesecke, Kay
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes 2002,47
Abstract: 
The market for derivatives with payoffs contingent on the credit quality of a number of reference entities has grown considerably over recent years. The risk analysis and valuation of such multi-name structures often relies on simulating the performance of the underlying credits. In this paper we discuss the simulation of correlated unpredictable default arrival times. Our algorithm is based on the compensator of default. We construct this compensator explicitly in a multi-firm structural model with correlated defaults and imperfect asset and default threshold observation. It is shown how the model parameters can be estimated from readily available equity and single-name credit derivatives market data.
Subjects: 
simulation
correlated defaults
default compensator
JEL: 
G12
G13
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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