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A Competitive Theory of Credit Scoring

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  • Satyajit Chatterjee
  • Dean Corbae

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We study how credit scoring impacts the ability of individuals to consumption smooth. Our environment has ex-ante heterogeneity of household types. Credit scoring is interpreted as an intermediary's posterior of a household's type conditional on its bankruptcy and borrowing decisions. The inference problem is whether an observed defaulter is a good type with a bad earnings realization or a bad type. Default adversely affects an agent's credit score and endogenously limits the household's access to unsecured credit

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2004 Meeting Papers with number 823.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:red:sed004:823

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Keywords: Credit Scoring; Default;

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Cited by:
  1. Kartik Athreya & Xuan S. Tam & Eric R. Young, 2012. "A Quantitative Theory of Information and Unsecured Credit," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 4(3), pages 153-83, July.
  2. Jose-Victor Rios-Rull & Xavier Mateos-Planas, 2009. "Credit Lines," 2009 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics 894, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  3. Athreya, Kartik & Tam, Xuan S. & Young, Eric R., 2009. "Unsecured credit markets are not insurance markets," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 83-103, January.

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