Quotation Hofmarcher, Paul, Hornik, Kurt. 2013. First significant digits and the credit derivative market during the financial crisis. Contemporary Economics 7 (2): 21-29.


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In this letter we discuss the Credit Default Swap (CDS) market for European, Indian and US CDS entities during the financial crisis starting in 2007 using empirical First Significant Digit (FSD) distributions. We find out that on a time aggregated level the European and the US market obey empirical FSD distributions similar to the theoretical ones. Surprising differences are observed in the development of the FSD distributions between the US and the European market. While the FSD distribution of the US derivative market behaves nearly constant during the last financial crisis, we find huge fluctuations in the FSD distributions in the European market. One reason for these differences might be the possibility of a strategic default for US companies due to Chapter 11 and avoided contagion effects.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Contemporary Economics
Language English
Title First significant digits and the credit derivative market during the financial crisis
Volume 7
Number 2
Year 2013
Page from 21
Page to 29
URL http://epub.wu.ac.at/606/

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Hofmarcher, Paul (Details)
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Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research Institute for Computational Methods FI (Details)
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