Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Vertical Differentiation, Asymmetric Information and Endogenous Bank Screening

Contents:

Author Info

  • Hyytinen Ari

    ()
    (The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA))

  • Toivanen Otto

    ()
    (Helsinki School of Economics)

Abstract

In a model of bank lending characterized by asymmetric information, we show that banks may use an interim monitoring technology strategically to soften price competition, even though the borrowers face no moral hazard problem. The interim monitoring technology can also be used to alleviate adverse selection. The equilibria that emerge resemble those in vertical product differentiation models. We also show that because of the strategic use of interim monitoring, a bank may forego the use of a costless and perfect ex-ante screening technology.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bejte.2004.4.1/bejte.2004.4.1.1041/bejte.2004.4.1.1041.xml?format=INT
Download Restriction: For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics.

Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 1-20

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejtec:v:topics.4:y:2004:i:1:n:5

Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.degruyter.com

Order Information:
Web: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bejte

Related research

Keywords:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Hyytinen, Ari & Toivanen, Otto, 2002. "Misuse and Non-use of Information Acquisition Technologies in Banking," Discussion Papers 823, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bpj:bejtec:v:topics.4:y:2004:i:1:n:5. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.