AssetCorr-package: AssetCorr

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Functions for the estimation of intra- and inter-cohort correlations in the Vasicek credit portfolio model. For intra-cohort correlations, the package covers the two method of moments estimators of Gordy (2000) <doi:10.1016/S0378-4266(99)00054-0>, the method of moments estimator of Lucas (1995) <> and a Binomial approximation extension of this approach. Moreover, the maximum likelihood estimators of Gordy and Heitfield (2010) <> and Duellmann and Gehde-Trapp (2004) <> are implemented. For inter-cohort correlations, the method of moments estimator of Bluhm and Overbeck (2003) <doi:10.1007/978-3-642-59365-9_2>/Bams et al. (2016) <> is provided and the maximum likelihood estimators comprise the approaches of Gordy and Heitfield (2010)/Kalkbrener and Onwunta (2010) <ISBN: 978-1906348250> and Pfeuffer et al. (2018). Bootstrap and Jackknife procedures for bias correction are included as well as the method of moments estimator of Frei and Wunsch (2018) <doi:10.21314/JCR.2017.231> for auto-correlated time series.



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Maximilian Nagl [aut,cre],Yevhen Havrylenko [aut], Marius Pfeuffer [aut], Matthias Fischer [aut], Daniel Roesch [aut]

Maintainer: Maximilian Nagl <>


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Pfeuffer, M., M. Nagl, M. Fischer and D. Roesch: Parameter Estimation and Bias Correction in the Vasicek Credit Portfolio Model. (In Preparation), 2018

Frei, C. and M. Wunsch: Moment Estimators for Autocorrelated Time Series and their Application to Default Correlations. Journal of Credit Risk 14: 1-29, 2018

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