5.1 Merton’s Model I

Course week(s) Week 5
Course subject(s) Default Probabilities II

In this lesson, we introduce Merton’s model, a fundamental model for credit risk modeling.

As we will see, Merton’s model is one of the reference models in the field of credit risk management.

Merton’s model is a structural model of default, in which default happens when the market value of the assets of a company falls below a pre-determined threshold defined by liabilities.

The idea behind the model – you will see – is rather simple. The mathematical part, unfortunately, is not trivial.
We will try to focus our attention on the first part!

Merton's Model P1

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