It is well known that prudence plays an important role in the process of decision making under uncertainties. However, how prudence affects a bank's decision on extending fixed rate or variable rate loan has not yet been fully examined. In this dissertation, I use definition of second-order expectation dependence to further identify conditions for the risk prudent (imprudent) bank under state-dependent framework to refrain from extending fixed rate loans. Furthermore, using a set of actual data, I apply a recent developed inference procedure for testing positive expectation dependence to demonstrate the significance of my work in empirical applications. In the end, a non-parametric calibration is conducted and the result is highly consistent with the prevalence of banks that have preference for adjustable rate mortgage in U.S. 30-year prime mortgage market.
|Date of Award||2015|
- Department of Finance and Insurance
|Supervisor||Jingyuan LI (Supervisor)|