Category Archives: Credit Risk

Professor Nouriel Roubini Shares his Predictions for the Economy in 2015

The following is an excerpt from Yahoo Finance: In February of 2013, Nouriel Roubini, New York University professor and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, told Yahoo Finance that the U.S. was about to enter an asset bubble that would be … Continue reading

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Real Effects of the Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe: Evidence from Syndicated Loans By Professor Viral Acharya

This paper shows that the sovereign debt crisis and the resulting credit crunch in the periphery of the Eurozone lead to negative real effects for borrowing firms. Using a hand matched sample of loan information from Dealscan and accounting information … Continue reading

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“The End of Market Discipline? Investor Expectations of Implicit Government Guarantees” by Professor Viral Acharya

Professor Viral Acharya and his co-authors, Deniz Anginer of Virginia Tech and the World Bank and A. Joseph Warburton of Syracuse University, find that bondholders of major financial institutions have an expectation that the government will shield them from large … Continue reading

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Subsidizing Mortgage Debt Does More Harm Than Good by Prof. Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed by Professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh on The New York Times: Housing policy in the United States strongly favors homeownership, and it does so by subsidizing mortgage debt. Programs like the mortgage interest … Continue reading

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Professor Ed Altman’s Research on Bond Defaults is Cited

The following is an excerpt from Forbes. If Energy Future Holdings files for bankruptcy, a buying opportunity may arise in the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG). This would be strictly a short-term trade, appropriate only for aggressive … Continue reading

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