Moral Hazard and Capital Requirements in a Lending Model of Credit Denial
AbstractIn this paper we analyze a repeated game in which an intermediary offers unsecured loans to entrepreneurs using future credit denial to induce repayment. To finance the loans, the intermediary uses a combination of equity capital and external funds. We focus on a moral hazard problem that emerges between the intermediary and the less informed external investors over a costly loan monitoring choice. The presence of informed borrowers in the lender’s portfolio turns out to act as a substitute for capital requirements. The result is that the lending strategy utilized by the intermediary minimizes the moral hazard problem but implies the intermediary’s balance sheet is fragile to exogenous risk.
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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: May 2009
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Moral hazard; Capital requirements; Bank regulation; Repayment incentives;
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- O16 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
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- NEP-ALL-2009-05-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2009-05-09 (Banking)
- NEP-BEC-2009-05-09 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CFN-2009-05-09 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-CTA-2009-05-09 (Contract Theory & Applications)
- NEP-MFD-2009-05-09 (Microfinance)
- NEP-REG-2009-05-09 (Regulation)
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