Martin Oehmke

Strategic Conduct in Credit Derivative Markets

Coauthor(s): Patrick Bolton.


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This paper reviews recent research at the intersection of industrial organization and corporate finance on credit default swap (CDS) markets. These markets have been at the center of the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and many aspects of their operation are not well understood. The paper covers topics such as counterparty risk in CDS markets, the "empty creditor problem," "naked" CDS positions, the super-senior status of credit (and other) derivatives in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and strategic behavior in CDS settlement auctions.

Source: International Journal of Industrial Organization
Exact Citation:
Bolton, Patrick, and Martin Oehmke. "Strategic Conduct in Credit Derivative Markets." International Journal of Industrial Organization 31, no. 5 (2013): 652-658.
Volume: 31
Number: 5
Pages: 652-658
Date: 2013