Asia-Pacific Financial Markets

, Volume 9, Issue 3–4, pp 305–335 | Cite as

A Prepayment Model for the Japanese Mortgage Loan Market: Prepayment-Type-Specific Parametric Model Approach

  • Toru Sugimura


This paper proposes a framework for construction of a prepayment model suitedto the Japanese mortgage loan market and assesses the validity of thisframework based on an empirical analysis using data from Japan. In thisframework, a model is constructed for each of three prepayment types, namely,`full prepayment', `partial prepayment', and `subrogation', using a parametricproportional hazards model, which was also employed by Schwartz and Torous(1989). Combining these three types of models allows one to take into accountthe effects of partial prepayments, which are frequently used in the Japanesemortgage market, and to simultaneously construct a model for both prepaymentand default. Time-dependent (path-dependent) covariates are introduced intothe model, which are estimated by the maximum likelihood method based on thefull likelihood that takes into account the time-dependence of the covariates.Results of the empirical analysis indicate that the hazard functions differsubstantially depending on the prepayment type. In addition, results indicatethat the fit of the model can be improved by the distinction of prepaymenttypes and the introduction of the market interest rates as path-dependentcovariates.

competing risk mortgage loan parametric proportional hazards model prepayment model recurrent event time(path)-dependent covariates 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toru Sugimura
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  1. 1.Resona Holdings, Inc., Institute for Financial InnovationTokyoJapan

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