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Schuermann, Til
Treutler, Björn-Jakob
Weiner, Scott M.
Pesaran, M. Hashem
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CESifo Working Paper 995
We develop a framework for modeling conditional loss distributions through the introduction of risk factor dynamics. Asset value changes of a credit portfolio are linked to a dynamic global macroeconometric model, allowing macro effects to be isolated from idiosyncratic shocks. Default probabilities are driven primarily by how firms are tied to business cycles, both domestic and foreign, and how business cycles are linked across countries. The model is able to control for firm-specific heterogeneity as well as generate multi-period forecasts of the entire loss distribution, conditional on specific macroeconomic scenarios.
risk management
economic interlinkages
loss forecasting
default correlation
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