Pricing Default Events: Surprise, Exogeneity and Contagion

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_51653F85843B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Pricing Default Events: Surprise, Exogeneity and Contagion
Périodique
Journal of Econometrics
Auteur(s)
Gouriéroux C., Monfort A., Renne J.-P.
ISSN
0304-4076
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
182
Numéro
2
Pages
397-411
Langue
anglais
Notes
Gourieroux_Monfort_Renne_2014
Résumé
In order to derive closed-form expressions of the prices of credit derivatives, standard credit-risk models typically price the default intensities, but not the default events themselves. The default indicator is replaced by an appropriate prediction and the prediction error, that is the default-event surprise, is neglected. Our paper develops an approach to get closed-form expressions for the prices of credit derivatives written on multiple names without neglecting default-event surprises. This approach differs from the standard one, since the default counts necessarily cause the factor process under the risk-neutral probability, even if this is not the case under the historical probability. This implies that the standard exponential pricing formula of default does not apply. Using the US bond data, we show that allowing for the pricing of default events has important implications in terms of both data-fitting and model-implied physical probabilities of default. In particular, it may provide a solution to the credit spread puzzle. Besides, we show how our approach can be used to account for the propagation of defaults on the prices of credit derivatives.
Mots-clé
Credit derivative, Default event, Default intensity, Frailty, Contagion, Credit spread puzzle
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