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Harsh default penalties lead to Ponzi schemes

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  • Páscoa, Mário Rui
  • Seghir, Abdelkrim

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In the presence of utility penalties, collateral requirements do not always eliminate the occurrence of Ponzi schemes. Harsh utility penalties may induce effective payments over collateral recollection values. In this event, loans can be larger than collateral costs and Ponzi schemes become possible.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

Volume (Year): 65 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 270-286

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Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:65:y:2009:i:1:p:270-286

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Keywords: Equilibrium Incomplete markets Default Collateral Utility penalties Ponzi schemes;

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