Title: Multi-Index Monte Carlo Estimators for a Class of Zakai SPDEs
We first propose a space-time Multi-Index Monte Carlo (MIMC) estimator for a one-dimensional parabolic SPDE of Zakai type. We compare the computational cost required for a prescribed accuracy with the Multilevel Monte Carlo (MLMC) method of Giles and Reisinger (2012). Then we extend the estimator to a two-dimensional variant of SPDE. The theoretical analysis shows the benefit of using MIMC in high dimensional problems over MLMC methods. Numerical tests confirm these finding empirically.
Title: An extended structural default model with jump risk
We consider a structural default model in an interconnected banking network as in Itkin and Lipton (2015), where there are mutual obligations between each pair of banks. We analyse the model numerically for the case of two banks with jumps in their asset value processes. Specifically, we develop a finite difference method for the resulting two-dimensional partial integro-differential equation, and study its stability and consistency. By applying this method, we compute joint and marginal survival probabilities, as well as prices of credit default swaps (CDS) and first-to-default swaps (FTD), Credit and Debt Value Adjustments (CVA and DVA).
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