Credit Default Swaps:
Navigating the cross-section with risk sharing

The market for Credit Default Swaps (CDS) has experienced explosive growth in the past. Credit default swaps have existed since the early 1990s and the market increased tremendously starting in 2003. By the end of 2007, the outstanding amount was $62.2 trillion, falling to $38.6 trillion by the end of 2008. The recent crisis has […]