The impact of diverse measures of default risk on UK stock returns

Jie Chen, Paula C Hill

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Abstract

A number of recent papers examine the relationship between default risk and equity returns, and the
results are mixed. These studies employ different measures of default risk and we find that correlations
between eight diverse measures of default risk tend to be less than 50%. Nonetheless, we find that the
relationship between stock returns and diverse measures of default risk tends to be consistent; default
risk is a significant determinant of stock returns and this relationship is ‘‘hump backed’’, as predicted
by Garlappi and Yan (2011).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5118
Number of pages5131
JournalJournal of Banking and Finance
Volume37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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