Fundamentals-Based Estimation of Default Probabilities - A Survey

Author/Editor:

Jorge A Chan-Lau

Publication Date:

June 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This survey reviews a number of different fundamentals-based models for estimating default probabilities for firms and/or industries, and illustrates them with real applications by practitioners and policy making institutions. The models are especially useful when the firms analyzed do not have publicly traded securities or secondary market prices are unreliable because of low liquidity.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/149

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451864090/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006149

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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