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Default risk in asset pricing

Mella-Barral, Pierre and Tychon, Pierre (1996) Default risk in asset pricing. Financial Markets Group Discussion Papers (250). Financial Markets Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper provides an analytical solution for the impact of default risk on the valuation of realistically intricate claims on time dependent uncertain income streams. Its modular structure allows us to adjust the set of assumptions concerning the event of default to the specificity of the environment which surrounds the asset. The importance of such a flexibility is illustrated in the context of corporate debt, examining the simplest case of finite lived coupon paying corporate bonds with principal repayment at maturity. The magnitude of risk premia, as well as the term structure of credit spreads, are not surprisingly largely determined by the assumed default scenario.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1996 The Authors
Divisions: Financial Markets Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G12 - Asset Pricing; Trading volume; Bond Interest Rates
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2023 12:30
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2023 00:03

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