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How much debtors’ punishment?

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  • Aloisio Araujo

    (IMPA and EPGE/FGV)

  • Bruno Funchal

    ()
    (FUCAPE Business School)

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between debtors? punishment and the credit market development. As the main goal we analyze empirically which is the optimal level of the debtors? punishment, providing the highest credit market development. Aligned with earlier theoretical findings from Dubey, Geanakoplos and Shubik (2005), we find that there is an intermediate level of debtors? punishment that maximizes the size of the private credit market.

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Paper provided by Fucape Business School in its series Fucape Working Papers with number 01.

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Length: 45
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Publication status: Published in Fucape Working Papers Novembro 2008
Handle: RePEc:bbz:fcpwps:01

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Keywords: Credit; Bankruptcy; Personal Bankruptcy Law.;

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  5. Kyle F. Herkenhoff, 2012. "Informal unemployment insurance and labor market dynamics," Working Papers 2012-057, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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  11. Flôres Junior, Renato Galvão, 2006. "The Diversity of Diversity: further methodological considerations on the use of the concept in cultural economics," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 626, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  12. Zhijie Xiao & Luiz Renato Lima, 2007. "Testing Covariance Stationarity," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(6), pages 643-667.

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