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Corporate Bond Risk and Real Activity

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Source: Corporate Bond Risk and Real Activity : An Empirical Analysis of Yield Spreads and Their Systematic Components

Volume/Issue: 2001/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iryna Ivaschenko , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451857580

Keywords: Investment grade bonds, corporate spreads, business cycle, GMM estimation, systematic risk, principal components analysis, regime-switching, Markov process, bonds, bond

This paper finds that the yield spread of investment-grade bonds relative to Treasuries, a proxy of default risk, predicts marginal changes in industrial production in the United States up to 12 months in the futur...

Corporate Bond Risk and Real Activity
			: An Empirical Analysis of Yield Spreads and Their Systematic Components

Corporate Bond Risk and Real Activity : An Empirical Analysis of Yield Spreads and Their Systematic Components »

Volume/Issue: 2001/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iryna Ivaschenko , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857580.001

ISBN: 9781451857580

Keywords: Investment grade bonds, corporate spreads, business cycle, GMM estimation, systematic risk, principal components analysis, regime-switching, Markov process, bonds, bond

This paper finds that the yield spread of investment-grade bonds relative to Treasuries, a proxy of default risk, predicts marginal changes in industrial production in the United States up to 12 months in the futur...