The Contingent Claims Approach to Corporate Vulnerability Analysis : Estimating Default Risk and Economy-Wide Risk Transfer

Author/Editor:

Yingbin Xiao ; Dale F. Gray ; Cheng Hoon Lim ; Michael T. Gapen

Publication Date:

July 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In this paper, we examine the ability of the contingent claims approach (CCA) to identify corporate sector and economy-wide vulnerabilities. We apply the Moody's MfRisk model, which uses aggregated CCA principles, to assess vulnerabilities retroactively in two historical country cases. The results indicate that the method may prove helpful in identifying corporate sector vulnerabilities and estimating the associated value of risk transfer across interrelated balance sheets of the corporate, financial, and public sectors.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/121

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451854411/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1212004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

43

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