Common factors in credit defaults swap markets

Chen, C. Y.-H. and Härdle, W. K. (2015) Common factors in credit defaults swap markets. Computational Statistics, 30(3), pp. 845-863. (doi:10.1007/s00180-015-0578-6)

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Abstract

We examine what are the common factors that determine systematic credit risk, and estimate and interpret these factors. We also compare the contributions of common factors in explaining the changes of credit default swap spreads during the pre-crisis, the crisis and the post-crisis period; there is evidence to suggest that the eigenstructures across these three sub-periods are distinct. Furthermore, we examine whether the observable economic variables are in fact the underlying latent factors and analyze the predictability in the factors that capture the time-variation of credit default swap spreads.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through SFB 649 “Economic Risk” and IRTG 1792 “High Dimensional Non Stationary Time Series”.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chen, Professor Cathy Yi-Hsuan
Authors: Chen, C. Y.-H., and Härdle, W. K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Computational Statistics
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0943-4062
ISSN (Online):1613-9658
Published Online:20 April 2015

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